Top five… in South-East Asia

23 04 2010

There are now two weeks since we were in South East Asia and we have had a little time to digest all the things we did and all the memories that we created.  Therefore I decided to create a few “top five” lists.

Top five places we visited in South East Asia

  1. Angkor Wat (Cambodia) and the surrounding temples – just stunning
  2. Ko Phangan (Thailand) – the beaches and the sunshine and the food – what more do you want?
  3. Halong Bay (Vietnam) with its 2,000 limestone islands and relaxing cruises
  4. The Cham towers in Nha Trang (Vietnam) had a deep impact on me
  5. Dalat (Vietnam) and surroundings – great relive from the heat

Top five activities we did in South East Asia

  1. Mahout elephant training close to Luang Prabang in Laos
  2. Snorkeling in Ko Phangan in Thailand and Nha Trang in Vietnam
  3. Thai cooking class in Chang Mai, Thailand
  4. Zip wire ride with Jungle flight in Chang Mai, Thailand
  5. Tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos

Top five foods that we ate in South East Asia

  1. Thai red curry with rice – hot and yummy
  2. Fried coconut pudding (Thai sweetmeat coconut) – so delicious
  3. Tom Yum soup with shrimps – will be a regular back home
  4. Cambodian amok – a more subtle curry than the Thai curry
  5. Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls – they melt in your mouth

Top five disappointments/annoyances of South East Asia

  1. Theft on Thai busses (Bangkok to Surat Thani)
  2. Plastic garbage laying around almost everywhere
  3. Loud traffic in Vietnam and drivers unnecessarily honking their horns at us
  4. Annoying and pushy tuktuk drivers everywhere except in Laos where they are too laid back to be bothered
  5. Expensive and ultra touristy Andaman coast

We have done some much in the past three months that I’m sure that I’m forgetting something.

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6 responses

29 04 2010
Natasha De Bernardi

What are your Top 5 Regrets? Things you didn’t do, things you didn’t buy, things you didn’t bring…

10 06 2012
Travel Magazine - Travelodium

Hahaha I love those tuk tuk drivers in Vientiane such a breath of fresh air after Thailand. I will add my annoyances train conductors in Thailand who takes your pack of biscuits when you offer him one. Touts hanging around Vietnamese railway stations pretending they’re railway staff. Best Places – Hoi An, Vientiane, Kanchanaburi, Hanoi Old Quarter, Luang Prabang 10 years ago

17 08 2013
seecambodiadifferently

Great to see Angkor Wat as number one. It is a very special place indeed.

27 10 2013
Jose

Expensive and ultra touristy Andaman coast? It can be in places like Phuket, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and Khao Lak, but there’s also serene, natural and deserted islands like Koh Lanta, Koh Mook and surrounding places. Like everywhere in Thailand, you have to know what you are looking for and where to find it. General rule for the Thai Andaman coast is the further south, the less (relatively!) touristy you will find it.

18 05 2014
Sarah Cris

we have been planning to visit Thailand because of the many beaches that so unique and known in the world, i am so excited to visit Krabi next month and try the food and see the culture there, my friend also recommended me to visit Phi Phi a worth worth to visit.

11 12 2016
Äventyrsresenär

Ill second the trash and plastic laying around all over places, not cool! Regarding Angkor Wat being number one I think there is competition, loads of tiny temples around the Thai-Cambodian border that arent “on the map” so to speak.

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