(work in progress)

Hello friends! I am composing this short guide as an aid for your future trip planning to Southeast Asia. It’s neither polished nor thorough, but mere remnants of advice. Please email questions, suggestions, your own experiences and more to me @

For a list of places I visited in Southeast Asia click here

I traveled on my own throughout 7 countries in Asia and spent about $10,000 in 11 months. One of my few regrets is that I had very minimal prior knowledge of the countries I visited during my trip. I encourage travelers interested in local cultures to read some historical and contemporary literature and watch films produced by the countries you desire to visit before you arrive.

Some of my views on traveling alone or with companions can be found here although this quotation from the Dhammapada sums them up:

Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.

There are tons of guide books available to help you. Of these, my favorite are Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. The former is more popular among backpackers and has better maps, but the latter has better writing. If this is your first trip I recommend getting one of these books (they are available for whole regions & for individual countries) Good info can also be found @ and Don’t forget about google maps


  • Health
  • Vegetarianism
  • Packing
  • Volunteering
  • Transportation
  • Where to Stay

  • Thailand
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Burma
  • China
  • Japan
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