Three weeks in Southeast Asia – well, more like 23 days, yet if you take away the two full travel days to get there from Canada, then ya, 3 weeks! April 13 of last year is the day we set our alarm for 4:44am. Then we caught a plane to Hong Kong. So amazing.
The trip took an abundance of planning – visas, accommodations and sites to see; not to mention planning for down time, which is vital to any successful trip. Here is where all of my posts over the last year find themselves neatly organized into one spot. Everything is in order – basically, this is our itinerary. Read on and let your adventure begin.
Packing is one of the most important things – don’t overestimate the stuff you’ll need. Pack smart and strategic.
This huge metropolis is the jumping off point for our 21 days. Busy and awesome.
I could eat $1.00 Pad Thai every day for a month and be happy. The city is far, far busier than I thought and full of so much greenery.
Crossing the boarder isn’t as scary as some make it out to seem; however, you must plan for it. If you’re not careful, you could get scammed.
Cambodia is home to some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met – and I’m from Canada. Seriously, the only problem with Cambodia is that it’s such a long flight from my home. The weather is beautiful, the food is delicious and the hospitality is unforgettable. Visit if you get the chance.
History will pull at your heart if you visit Phnom Penh. Be sure to stay at the Tea House – such an adorable boutique hotel.
It’s beach time! You need to plan some down time and this 3 day break on the beach in the middle of our trip is the perfect relaxation getaway.
Ho Chi Minh City
Time for Vietnam – from birthday celebrations to taxi scams, Ho Chi Minh City is full of experiences.
The last stop on our 3 week tour of Southeast Asia – this quaint little UNESCO town, Hoi An. It’s on the ocean and the air is warm. It’s a must if you like getting off the beaten path (well, it’s a little worn). Home to some of the best back roads ever.
Overall, our trip to Southeast Asia is a memory that will last a lifetime. The stories, the laughs and the heart warming experiences are a part of us and our hearts. Travelling is flat out awesome – save some money and love life, pack your bag then go. It’s that easy.