2011-2012 Backpacking in Asia travel blog

2011-2012 Backpacking in Asia

R.O.T.I.P. travel blog
Welcome to my blog for my trip to Southeast Asia. On these pages, I'll attempt to tell you about my observations and thoughts while touring Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

If you are looking for knowledgeable advice from someone who knows what is here to see, then you'll have to look elsewhere. (grin) But, if you'd like to read about the bumbling journey and (occasionally) funny observations of Southeast Asia by an intrepid explorer, read on!

Note that by default journal entries are listed in REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. My newest entries are at the top of the list. So, always start at the bottom or at the oldest entry that you haven't read yet. Enjoy!

For this trip, I'm only bringing what I can carry. I have a large backpack and a small suitcase. I'm taking many short trips from my base stations with only my backpack. When I occasionally move my base stations, I'll lug the suitcase with me. If it didn't fit, it stayed home!

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Preparations - One week to go
 
 
 
The Journey Begins
 
 
 
First impressions of Hanoi
 
 
 
Hanoi Traffic
 
 
 
Adventure Ecotour in Halong Bay
 
 
 
Hanoi Traffic – Part 2
 
 
 
Trek to small villages near Sapa...
 
 
 
Random Sightings
 
 
 
Goodbye, Vietnam
 
10 
 
 
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
 
11 
 
 
Trekking near Chi Phat village
 
12 
 
 
Perils of not knowing the local...
 
13 
 
 
Koh Trong Island
 
14 
 
 
Moto to Nowhere
 
15 
 
 
Siem Reap (Cambodia)
 
16 
 
 
Kampong Phluk, stilt village
 
17 
 
 
Chong Khneas, floating village
 
18 
 
 
Temples, Temples and More Temples
 
19 
 
 
Angkor Thom ("Royal City")
 
20 
 
 
Angkor Wat ("Temple That Is A City")
 
21 
 
 
Bangkok (Thailand)
 
22 
 
 
The Journey Home
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