Asian summary!

Trip Start Jan 27, 2008
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Trip End Jun 09, 2008


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Monday, June 9, 2008

After almost 5 months of backpacking, passing through 8 different countries, travelling about 35,000km across the continent, spending plenty of money, meeting some crazy locals, eating every traditional meal in the book, partying with other travellers, drinking all the best beers each country could offer and putting up with all their wicked ways of living, our Asian adventure is officially over!

Here's a short summary: Starting in Singapore we wandered backwards into Indonesia only to find ourselves heading back to Singapore once again. That led to Malaysia which went on to the most culture shocking segment 'India', which needed a follow up vacation with us spending an entire month on Thailand's islands. Cambodia came in next on the list before heading east over to the south of Vietnam. Heading up the coast we went off the track into beautiful Laos and then jumped back into Vietnam up in the north.
We have had our fare share of good luck and bad including our Laptop go missing, and both Passports getting snatched but that's what comes along with the package that is travelling in Asia. We had some awesome times and met some real characters and got to see some of the most amazing sights on the planet including the Taj Mahal, Borobudur Temple, Mt Bromo and Angkor Wat. The good times definitely outweighed the bad and have permanently branded memories into our heads. 19 weeks is a fairly long time to spend in Asia but 18 and a half of them were amazing and very exciting and we would recommend it to anyone. We feel like we could now write our own travel guide on South-East Asia.
We have both come up with a favourites list from our trip:
                                                                                         
(Lisa/Jazz) Food: Indian/Indian Place: Koh Lipe, Thailand/Vangvieng, Laos Country: Thailand/Thailand
People: Cambodians/Cambodians Alcohol: Cheap cocktails/BeerLaos Restaurants: Sticky Fingers, Vientiane/Full Moon, Vientiane/Khan Kham, Vang Vieng/The Trio, India/Gulliver's, Bangkok Sights: Thar Desert, India/Ta Prohm Temple (Tomb Raider), Cambodia City: Singapore/Bangkok, Thailand Island: Koh Lipe, Thailand /Koh Lipe, Thailand Experience: Tubing, Laos/Camel Safari, Thar Desert Shopping: Hoian, Vietnam/Bangkok, Thailand Strangest place: Varanasi, India/Varanasi, India
 
Cheers for checkin' out our travel blog throughout our time in Asia. Now that we're back in civilisation (Canada) you'll be able to read about the second half of our adventure.
We have added some of our favourite photos from each country.. Enjoy!
                                    
 




                        

 

 
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