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高点and Lows of 3.5 Weeks in Southeast Asia

best-time-of-year-to-visit-angkor-wat

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东南亚洲新高,和低点

I’ll preface this by saying I’m not going to talk about the “C” word in this post since as we all know it’s the gargantuan elephant in the room that we can’t escape due to the proliferation of 21st century technology. But I’m going to try to temporarily forget it and rather, talk about the almost month I spent in Southeast Asia in February and March of this year, mere weeks before the world imploded. And so I wanted to write about all the highs and lows of 3.5 weeks in Southeast Asia.

我曾梦想着重返亚洲,因为我曾经studied abroad在一个夏天韩国早在大学(所以,16年前)。我从来没有让我t back before then because the thought of enduring that horrendously long flight to the other side of the world, paired with memories of how bad the jet lag was when I was a “young and vibrant” 19 year old college student made me say no to trying to visit, especially if only having a week at my disposal due to meager vacation days. But at the end of last year, my professional path took a new turn and suddenly it became possible to actually spend weeks on the Asian continent.

河内列车街

河内著名的火车街。

许多年轻人倾向于对东南亚,因为它有便宜的声誉,其结果是,与年轻人充满(即这样一个年轻的人的“党难”的文化)。我之所以选择那里,因为我早就迷恋前法国印度支那(or Indochine as it’s known in French). And in my 20s I discovered and instantly grew to love越南菜;严重的是,它是我的前5名最受欢迎的美食之一。和越南被称为gourmand’s paradise

three-and-a-half-weeks-in-southeast-asia

The beautiful outdoor food markets in Vietnam

所以,我的行程是这个 - 我开始了我的新加坡之行,因为一个,它的后勤有意义(我发现来自旧金山的直飞航班),以及两个,我从来没有去过,这是一个城市,我早就想访问。从那里,我飞到河内,越南的首都。而在河内,我有一个通宵游览著名的下龙湾。After leaving the “North” I then caught a flight (worst flight ever, I’ll just say the Vietnamese could take lessons from the Singaporeans in terms of queuing and flight seat etiquette…and the aircraft itself seemed like it was from the early 1990s) to Saigon. That’s where I joined up with a river cruise tour. So I spent a couple of days in the former capital of South Vietnam and from there embarked on a weeklong cruise on the Mekong River. It traversed through Vietnam and then into Cambodia. The final portion of my Asian trek was spent on land in Siem Reap which of course is home to the famed Angkor Wat temples (among countless others).

Visiting-Arab-Street

我在新加坡的酒店不到10分钟步行到阿拉伯街四分之一。

I’ll be writing numerous posts about specific experiences, especially what a Mekong River cruise is like since there’s very little about that in the blogospere but for now here are some of my highs and lows from my 3.5 weeks spent in Southeast Asia.

高点

Successfully pulling off 3.5 weeks of solo travel

当然,在智能手机的时代,没有人能真正自称是“旅游坏蛋”了,而不是像曾经是世界的亨利·斯坦利和格特鲁德贝尔。但它仍然需要球旅行你自己,尤其是在世界的另一边,因为让我们面对它,有无数的人,谁也不会独自甚至看电影。我最近做了单独旅行到欧洲去年秋天与我所花费的时间法国荷兰Germany但在发达世界旅游比在发展中国家(除新加坡这确实是一个奇特的伦敦在我看来)决然不同。近一个月花在我自己,不断在亚洲的旅途中,我将永远是尤伯杯为自己感到骄傲。

参观-TA-塔普伦庙

Laura Crofting it at Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

最后,它使越南

Almost a decade ago in my very early blogging days I wrote这个帖子题为“什么是您的旅行遗愿清单?”并且列出的五个目标,我想参观最。betway 西汉姆越南是我的头号新秀。直到我来到了,而一时冲动,去年八月来规划我的史诗般的亚洲之行,我从没想过我会让它有很快。这是迄今为止,因此不是像中国和日本这样的国家更奇特的(在我的头上),这么多精彩癖梦想的地方。能够斥资1200天就有出来,以实现真正的旅行梦想。

Best-photo-spots-in-Saigon

从著名的雷克斯酒店顶上胡志明市1区的完美的风景。

体验柬埔寨和越南人民的温暖

Don’t get me wrong, I encountered many kind people in Singapore but Singapore is a massive, very Western feeling style city so it was a bit more “business” feeling, like you would experience in London or New York. In Vietnam and Cambodia the people were just lovely and even though there were often language barriers (my Vietnamese and Khmer are non-existent), a smile goes a long way as the expression goes.

参观本地学校,在中柬

The super sweet Cambodian schoolgirl who practiced her English with me.

The Lows

脱落的自行车和越来越严重擦伤和切碎

在我的下龙湾邮轮过夜的第一天,我们停在吉婆岛,不得不选择要么骑自行车或者摆渡约在一辆卡车。我选择了前者,因为我一直很喜欢的休闲自行车,当我在的地方,如被抛弃的礁和比利时旅行等。那么,骑车一个多小时,然后回到码头后,我骑自行车摔倒了,甚至半滚下山沟有点太。这本来是差这么多了我落在路面...打我的头,等,但我仍然有可怕的拍着上调两个我的腿被覆盖在明显疼痛难忍有血肿和削减大规模沿,讨厌的瘀伤。它也没有帮助,在热带气温是,我每天都穿着裙装,几乎让我的受虐腿一直显示。

高点和-低点对的一游到亚洲

One of my many nasty bruises. Thankfully not a permanent souvenir.

The jet lag majorly messed with my appetite

我知道时差将是一个因素,因为新加坡是领先东部标准时间,越南和柬埔寨的13小时,12的确如此。在近10天,我会在凌晨3点醒来,很清醒,没有读书或看电视能够让我回到睡眠量。值得庆幸的是我能功能白天(我不需要任何后期早晨或午后小睡)相当不错。同时也为我在亚洲的第10天,我的胃口全乱了。我吃了,但食物味道了,我没有任何东西我自己。这实在令人失望,当我在河内,因为我知道我不爱我的美食之旅和烹饪教室像我将不得不我一直觉得100%的自己。这是在新加坡相同,但与极端的温度和湿度变得更糟那里。我一直在寻找这样期待“在国家”经历越南菜,它结束了一个半胸围很遗憾。

最佳迪班,豺,在河内

它杀了我,我不能享受我的河内美食之旅,尤其是这迪班豺。

这是一个很长一段时间独处组设置时,

Don’t get me wrong, I am very much a solitary/independent creature and am definitely more of an introvert than an extrovert. I’m fine being alone and Facetimed a lot with people back home which was great. I just wasn’t always loving it when I was in situations where I was the third or fifth wheel as in everyone was there with someone else. That was a main reason why I didn’t love my overnight Ha Long Bay cruise or the river cruise itself. I definitely do better when I’m not constantly having to engage in small talk.

什么 - 是 - 部分 - 的最高点和-低点,从旅行的,在东南亚洲

只是一个女孩和她在新加坡著名的莱佛士酒店吊带。

在每个国家我我最喜爱的参观体验

新加坡

在开玩笑的水平,极高的清洁度,效率和组织的在这个城市国家是方方面面的。不过玩笑归玩笑,我最喜欢的事情是看到所有的殖民时代建筑。下面是这个庞大的全球金融中心,然后还有这些精美的彩色建筑物从另一个时间,直出毛姆的小说。

高点和-低点,从旅行的,在东南亚洲

Vietnam

三国我参观我花了最多的时间在越南,所以我肯定有多个喜爱的体验那里。通过神秘的景观这是下龙湾帆船......,享受我的越南咖啡和美味的法国糕点外,在著名的大都会酒店在河内的法国区的La露台酒吧。和刚会走路西贡区一街道与巨大的实现多少现代历史有有,就像在柏林。

高点和-低点-的行进,在东南亚洲

柬埔寨

当然,这使得吴哥窟是可比的是马丘比丘的体验。这是你见过在无数电影和书籍,并想,噢,我的上帝的目的地时,我真的在这里是真正的超现实主义。像我爱,我也爱我的游船在柬埔寨农村学校里,我们得到了参加英语课课所做的访问。小学适龄儿童都那么甜蜜,那么幸福与母语者练习英语。这是无价的。

高位-和低点 -   - 三 - 周 - 在东南亚洲

它是世界的一部分太不可思议了幸福回来,现在我将继续通过我的美好的回忆和照片,重温我的伟大的旅行。

高点和-低点-的-3.5周,在东南亚洲

是的,它不辜负所有的炒作。

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