From pristine white sand beaches to mystical temples to bustling metropolises and friendly, fun-loving locals, Southeast Asia has it all. Tour the majestic temples of Angkor Wat, meditate to the scent of incense and frangipani blossoms in Bali, swim in the azure blue waters of the Andaman Sea, or party until dawn in a Jakarta nightclub. The range of amazing sights, smells, tastes and activities in this incredibly diverse region are almost endless. So where to start?
Traveling Southeast Asia
Choosing a spot to wander in this huge region can be like trying to choose the cutest puppy in a pet shop. Some people just pick a country randomly and jump in, while others plan for months before finally making the plunge. Traveling without a guidebook or research can be fun and inspiring, but sometimes you need a little bit of help to get you going. That’s why we’ve included comprehensive travel guides for basic information and tips about each of the fascinating countries in Southeast Asia. In addition, an ever-growing collection of feature articles and interesting stories can help you gain insight into the unique characteristics of each country and region.
Maybe you’re planning to make the move to Southeast Asia, or perhaps you’re already here, and just want some interesting advice and details about your adopted home. Living abroad is a strange dichotomy because you’re neither a tourist nor a local. It can be challenging to live in a foreign country where the language, food and customs are different, and at times it may even be lonely. But in our opinion, the overall benefits outweigh the downsides. We hope that this site can provide valuable info about Southeast Asia that you won’t find in the guidebooks, or tourism offices. In addition, perhaps this can be a place where expats can trade stories and tips, and connect online.
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