Cambodia - Who Needs Maps. ONE – Check out the Cambodian History Museums Learn about the horrific history that happened in Cambodia at the Phnom Penh Killing Fields and at the Tuol Sleng S-21 museum.
It is a heart wrenching and a sobering reminder of the horrors this country and these people have gone through, but 100% worth the visit. It gives a new found appreciation on life and the happiness within the Cambodian people. Also, always remember to respect the Cambodian culture (hopefully, you knew that already). Indonesia - Who Needs Maps. ONE – Get your Caffeine fixGo on a coffee tour in Ubud and try the famous Luwak weasel poo coffee (also known as the most expensive coffee in the world!)!
Many tour operators have tours that include this plus visits to temples and rice paddies. The tour is good fun but make sure you understand what you are paying for before going on tour (we got a bit scammed on that!). TWO – Learn to SurfLearn to surf in Kuta, Lombok. Surf lessons that include surf rentals and a motorbike (plus the surf holder) are only $30 a day! If you already know how to surf, you can rent a board for $5 a day and it usually comes with a motorbike rental to ride to any beach cove to surf. Laos - Who Needs Maps. ONE – Don Det Spend a night (a night was enough for us) in Don Det for a relaxing time.
You can cycle around the island along the Mekong, kayak on the river towards some waterfalls, or even BBQ with a few backpackers and locals. This place is super nice to chill out as most of the accommodation are bungalows along the river front…with hammocks! TWO – Watch Friends Grab a beer with Friends. Almost every bar we encountered in Laos plays the awesome TV show, Friends on loop. There was nothing more fun than to just get a nice cool beer with some buddies and watching one of the best TV shows of all time. THREE – Explore the NatureThere are many things to do in Laos, however exploring the nature in Vang Vieng would have to be one of our favorites.
FOUR – Zip Lining over Rice PaddiesAnother way we adventured through Vang Vieng was Zip lining through rice paddies. FIVE – The Infamous Tubing ExperienceThis one is the backpacker obvious – Go TUBING in Vang Vieng. *Please be careful when tubing. Traveling the Philippines - Who Needs Maps. ONE – Swim with Whale Sharks We booked a day tour to swim with the whale sharks along with a heritage tour of the Island of Cebu.
The whale sharks was a once in a life time bucketlist experience, and we would absolutely recommend swimming with these massive, yet friendly sharks! TWO – Island Hop The Philippines is made up of thousands of islands, 7,107 to be exact, so a big must is to island hop the Philippines! We hopped in a few places like off the coast in Mactan, Oslob, and El Nido. Plus, some of the snorkeling we did was absolutely incredible. A local told us, that if you are from the Philippines, you would be privileged to make to at least five different islands in your life! Thailand - Who Needs Maps. One – Ride an Elephant We celebrated Jenn’s 24th birthday by bathing elephants and white river rafting.
We searched for a full day for a place that treated the elephants properly with no harm, no shows, and were treated with love. We found a great opportunity to ride an elephant bareback, feed them plenty of bananas and then bathe and play with them in the water. It was such an amazing experience and we were happy to see this elephant center really care for their animals. Two – Visit the ruins in Sukhothai We took a day trip to Sukhothai (6 hours from Chang Mai and 7 hours to Bangkok). It is another UNESCO Heritage Site and truly beautiful. Three – Explore Bangkok Bangkok is famous for being the hub of Thailand. Four – Snorkel in Koh Tao Koh Tao is known for being the cheapest place to get PADI certified. Five – Party in Koh Phangan Koh Phangan is the infamous party island in Thailand. Seven – Koh Phi Phi Koh Phi Phi is seriously so beautiful. Vietnam Travel Guide - Who Needs Maps. ONE – Explore Hanoi Although we only really had one full day to explore Hanoi (unfortunately), the best thing we did was to walk.
We stumbled into the old quarter, the Temple of Literature, the Hao Lo Prison museum, The Air Force Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake (home to Turtle Tower), and tons of cute and trendy cafés (where we were introduced to Vietnamese drip coffee!!). Hanoi was full of cultural wonders and tiny gems. TWO – Cruise Halong Bay Of course you have to visit the famed Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way to experience Halong Bay is by cruise. Tour companies offer several different types of tours–everything to a party boat, to a casual one day tour, or even a five star luxury junk boat. THREE – Visit the countryside by motorbike Do a motorbike tour from Hue to Hoi An.
FOUR – Get some custom tailored clothing Get some clothes and accessories custom made in Hoi An. Cambodia - Who Needs Maps. Best Hostels in Bangkok - Who Needs Maps. Traveling Taiwan Tips - Who Needs Maps.