We are planning a trip to South East Asia.
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand to be exact. Neither of us has ever been to this part of the world so we are pretty excited to put these pins in our map!
To be honest, we never really even considered exploring this area. Maybe someday, when we went every where else on our ever growing bucket list. Funny how life throws you these little nudges. A few years ago we met a person who started out as a client and has since become a good friend. He is one of the most generous people we have ever met. (this is his company by the way) A few months ago he wanted to take us out let us experience food from his home country, Vietnam. Wow. Fabulous. I was hooked on the food alone! We bought our plane tickets 2 months later.
We had been looking for an epic trip to take to finish off our first year of marriage. We saved and saved and researched and dreamed and saved. It started as a joke, but the more we researched and learned about these South East Asia countries the more we wanted to go. Not to mention the exchange rate is just right 🙂 We decided to do something a little different with this trip. We obviously know where/when we are arriving and departing, but everything in between is just going to be day by day. There are some places we know we really want to see so we will work around that.
Here is a little bucket list of places we would like to see so far. But remember don’t hold us to any of these because we may change our minds once we get there!
VIETNAM | Lush Landscape and Buzzing Cities
Bia Hoi Bars
Bia Hoi is a foamy, light-alcohol beer made fresh everyday. A glass is about 20 cents and the atmosphere is fun.
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Ha Long Bay
In northern Vietnam, this is one of the world’s natural wonders. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands.
War Remnants Museum(Ho Chi Minh City)
This museum, once known as the ‘Museum of American War Crimes’ first opened to the public in 1975. It’s a shocking reminder of the long and brutal Vietnam War.
Eat Pho and drink iced Vietnamese coffee.
Iced coffee was the first this we learned to say in Vietnamese. Our friend taught us how to make these and we drink them too much.
CAMBODIA | Temples, Jungles and French Influence
Gigantic tree roots wedged between massive stones makes up this temple ruins.
Lotus Blanc, Siem Reap
A resort, that is not only exotic but (and has the word “luxury”a lot on the website) is French coupled with a Cambodian cultural touch.
The Killing Fields
A monument unlike any in the world – piles of skulls and other bones from just one of the hundreds of Cambodian Killing Fields.
We are going to ride one.
LAOS | Hidden Gem and Delicious Food
Luang Prabang – Northern laos
Located in northern Laos, is an important yet charming little town that features former royal palaces and more than 30 temples, old French colonial architecture as well as beautiful natural sites.
Fiery and crammed with herbs. How could you not want to try it with that description?
THAILAND | Exotic Beaches, Culture and Epic Cuisine
The Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw Bangkok
Probably the city’s most famous landmark. Built in 1782 – and for 150 years the home of the Thai King.
Thai Cooking Class
Because why not?
Traditional Thai Massage
Probably more than one.
Kalasin: Dinosaur hunting
The northeast province is known for its large hoard of dinosaur bones. The best place to check them out is the Sirindhorn Museum and Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Excavation Site.