I’m traveling solo headed to Southeast Asia on the 19th of December, flying into Bangkok. I’m planning on traveling to Chang Mai and Krabi in Thailand, as well as Luang Prabang in Laos, Hanoi in Vietnam, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I may be going to Phnom Penh, Cambodia as well. About the only things I’m set on is getting to Angkor and doing some sea-kayaking somewhere pretty, probably Krabi. I’m also curious about staying at a Buddhist monestary for a few days, but I draw the line at cooking lettuce for breakfast.
I don’t yet have a feel for how long it will take to get around, or how much I will decide to fly versus travel over land or by water. This plan is subject to change. It will be interesting to see how much it does change. I’m expecting this trip to be mostly great with occasional low-grade uncertainty.
I’m packing light and expect to be mostly a backpacker, but I may splurge on some things like flying to avoid extended bus rides and land borders. I may also hire guides for certain destinations. I feel that I have missed out on some experiences in the past while traveling by going a little too low-budget. However, some of the most amazing places I’ve stayed have been very inexpensive, and Mont St. Michel was even better knowing that we were broke and hopped the fence to get in.