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South East Asia Round Up

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As we return to the Western world boarding a flight to Melbourne here is a summary of our time in SE Asia:

DAYS x 120
COUNTRIES x 7
TOWNS x 37
HOSTELS x 40
BUSES x 25
FLIGHTS x 9
FERRIES x 8
TRAINS x 5

BEST EXPERIENCES
Cycling temple ruins- Attuhaya, Thailand
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Elephant Nature Park- Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Becoming open water divers- Koh Tao, Thailand
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Swimming with sharks- Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
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Cave Tubing- Vang Vieng, Laos
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Getting shoes/a suit tailored- Hoi An, Vietnam
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Temples of Angkor Wat- Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Jellyfish bloom- Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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Street Art of George Town- Penang, Malaysia
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Universal Studios- Singapore
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HOTTEST
Royal Palace- Bangkok, Thailand
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Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia
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BIGGEST SURPRISES
Flooding and rain- Hue, Vietnam
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Overwhelming kebab tourism- Ko Phi Phi & Phuket, Thailand
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Renting scooters and not dying
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Learning how to cook new foods- Thailand & Cambodia
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Getting papped- Everywhere
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FAVOURITE STREET FOOD
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WISH I'D PACKED
Shewee
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SO GLAD I PACKED
Kindle
Sleeping bag liner
Head torch
Hand sanitiser
Aussie conditioner
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MISSED MOST
Pavements/ pavements without deathly hazards
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Pedestrians being sub-class citizens to the scooter
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Free, clean and dry toilets where tissue is not a sordid word
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Orderly queues, etiquette and politeness
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Transport with comfort. Without spitting.
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We have so much more to tell. So watch out friends and family, they'll be plenty of 'gap yah' stories to bore you with when we come home x

Posted by vincerb 05:06 Tagged landscapes waterfalls sunsets_and_sunrises beaches bali indonesia singapore temple cambodia thailand vietnam laos backpacking travelling scooter backpacking_asia

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