South-East Asia is mysterious as it exciting – the bustling energy and upbeat pace of the modern cities are just a stone’s throw away from the rice paddies and water buffalo lounging in the river. For the past twenty years or so, South-East Asia has quickly become a Mecca for backpackers eager to experience Ancient cultures and the fast paced cities for themselves. Each country (and province for that matter) offers something unique whether it be stunning views, spicy foods you won’t forget in a hurry or good old fashioned hospitality offered by friendly locals welcoming you to their country.
Having already backpacked around China, Indonesia and Malaysia I definitely was hypnotised by the mysteries of the Orient, which is why I’ve decided to go back for six weeks to discover China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Over the next six weeks my friend and I hope to experience the best these three countries have to offer and tell Her Campus readers about the best places to travel, sights that should not be missed and things to do!
We'll be starting in China (Beijing and then heading south to Guilin), continuing South to Vietnam (starting in Hanoi then ending up hopefully in Saigon- fingers crossed) and finally finishing my Asian tour in Thailand (Bangkok and Ko Phi Phi Don).
You can view our route here, or see below:
11th July-18th July Beijing
18th July- 27th July Guilin, China
27th July - 12th August Vietnam (Ho Chimin and Saigon - but I am travelling between the two cities by train and stopping at various places which I haven't decided on yet!)
12th August - 26th August - Thailand (Bangkok and Ko PhiPhi)
I hope you enjoy the blog!