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Final thoughts…SE Asia.

On a scale of 1-10 I would have to score this section as a 7. SE Asia is cheap, easy to travel, with a variety of touristy things to do. Basically, it provided me with what I was looking for, a lot of kick back, low hassle, good food, and an availability of all price points. It’s only real down points were that it lacked in roughage and an aire of danger/excitement. The path is fairly beaten to death so not a lot of surprises. Like India though, and I guess all the different cultural centers that I have been, they tend to be extremely one sided whereby I was templed out after the first couple of stops with more temples as far as the eye can imagine. Food was something that I was looking forward to and it did succeed all my wants. I was there slightly over a year and just towards the end was I starting to get tired of the staple foods, and that is pretty good. I still probably only tried a small percentage of what is available, but I think I did a very good job of hitting the standard street stall fare that the locals ate. I just didn’t spend much time in restaurants so didn’t try too many of the “fusion” stuff. The people and culture also made the travel a delight as people were naturally friendly and very accommodating. I don’t think I will be rushing back as I did a pretty thorough job of hitting all the highlights, but if I am looking for a vacation spot or need some down time, I would definitely consider it.


2 responses to “Final thoughts…SE Asia.”

  1. Karie says:

    Wow, I am so looking forward till your next part of this adventure. I glad that it continues cause there is so much more of the world out there to see. :>

  2. Delia Moreno says:

    At the first, I have to tell you that your blog is very interesting!!! Congratulations!!!
    I have to add that my English is not very well. Sorry! (but I am improving it with your blog!! jejeje)
    The 11th of december we will go to Bangkok to start our holiday through Tailandia, crossing Laos and travel from the north to the south of Vietnam; Cambodia and finish in Bangkok.
    We want to buy a motorbike in Bangkok and go to the north to past towards Vietnam, crossing Laos. We want to know if there are problems in the border os Laos with Vietnam (Tay Trang) to pass with a motorbike. Do the policeman of the frontier ask about the papers of the bike? We have to take the visa negociated from Spain? We have read about the problems in the borders of Vietnam and we are worried.
    Do you have any advice? You are our leader!
    Thank you very much! Go on enjoing yourself!
    Delia and Fernando

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