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Ancient treasures, natural wonders, countless experiences, museums, temples, delicious food and so much more are waiting for you. Asia is easily our favorite place in the world, and it´s diversity with 48 incredible countries makes this our number one bucket list destination. Every corner of Asia is pure joy to explore, and there is something unique to be found for every traveler.
Explore the biggest cities, the tallest building and the largest temples. Asia is a thunderstorm in every aspect of the word, and will leave you with impressions like never before. Always growing, developing and thinking forward makes Asia known for its impressive infrastructure, technology and design. Spend your time shopping at the biggest malls you have ever seen, devour yourself in asian flavors and local dishes or go temple jumping. Most important of all – get ready to fall in love with Asia!
Sleep in jungle huts, explore underground caves, go diving or zip-line through temples. There is nothing you can’t do in Asia, and we promise that your inner adventure junkie will go wild. We have experienced some of our best and favorite moments ever whilst traveling in Asia. What are you waiting for?
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This will depend on how you travel, where you stay and what activities you include. However, Asia can be pleasantly inexpensive.
We recommend USD 25-50 per person per day to cover the basics such as meals, local transport, entrance fees etc. Services and activities such as private guided tours, private driver etc is not included in this budget.
Kindly also not that Bali and Thailand is way more expensive than Vietnam and Cambodia for example.
Asia is a pleasure any time of the year if you ask us. It all depends on your own tolerance for rainfall and heat, as well as the activities you wish to include.
The best time to visit Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam is from November to April. Whereas the best time to visit Indonesia is from April to October.
Kindly note that if you are planning to travel throughout Vietnam, you will at some point encounter rain due to the length and varied typography of the country.
If you are traveling in Laos during the rainy season, some roads might be closed for maintenance.
The infrastructure in Asia has been severely improved and nowadays it is pretty easy to get around.
The most popular mode of transportation is by train or by bus, and you can even chose whether to travel during the day or night time. The standard is good and the pricetag is cheap.
You can also find super cheap flights, and we always recommend checking flights first as this will save you a lot of time traveling around.
It depends — both on your phone and the way you want to use it.
In general, it is recommended to purchase a local SIM card. You can purchase these from kiosk and mini-marts. That way, you will not be depending on WI-FI if you need to google on the go and you can be way more flexible.
If you just want to check in back home every once in a while, you can find a cafè, restaurant or bar with WI-FI and do so from there. WI-FI is easy to find in most larger cities in Asia.
If you only need your phone for emergencies, you can opt for international roaming. Keep in mind that this is very expensive though.
TIP! prepare your phone for travel by switching off roaming and all auto-updates. Make sure to download an offline map of the area you’re in, and check for any recommended apps such as Tripadvisor, GRAB etc.
Tipping is not mandatory but highly appreciated. As a general rule you should always tip those working in the travel industry (travel guides, private drivers, porter service, housekeeping, restaurants etc). You do not need to tip taxi drivers.
Even though the weather gets pretty warm, it´s important to remember to dress modestly throughout Southeast Asia.
This does off course depend on where you are spending your time, but a general rule is to always cover up your knees and shoulders when visiting temples and pagodas.
If you don´t want to bring your own sarong, you can buy/hire one at the entrance of most temples and pagodas.
Also keep it mind that in some places you need to take off your footwear before entering, and women are expected to cover their hair.
Bed bugs was once considered to be a problem only for backpackers staying in budget hostel, but nowadays you can just as easily find it in a four-star hotel.
Getting rid of bed bugs is quite challenging and can quickly get expensive. We therefore highly recommend you to inspect your bed right after check-in.
If you spot small blood stains on the sheet or pillowcases, or you see dark spots of bed bugs excrement underneath the mattress – change rooms immediately and start the process all over.
The language barrier in Asia is rarely an issue, and will not affect your stay in Asia.
In the bigger cities many local people working in the tourist industry (hotels, transport, restaurants, guides etc) speaks a decent level of Englis And very often a friendly English-speaking local or students who wants to practice their English will offer to help you.
You might encounter more language difficulties in remote places such as Laos. With a little patience and a hint of google translate you will be able to smile and point your way through the communication.
TIP! Learn how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in the local language before you arrive. This will get you a long way, and is an appreciated gesture 🙂