Category: Southeast Asia

By Preston Nix

#53 Singapore

  Singapore (I spent 3 days here, this is about right) Of all the places I have been to, Singapore is at the top of my list of where I want to live next on an expat assignment. Well, if I make a lot of money while living there that is. A lot of travelers…

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#52 Brunei

On my way from Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia I decided to take a brief stop into Brunei. I have met people who had been to Brunei before and they warned me that it was a bit boring, and man were they right. I was lucky enough to make some connections to people in Brunei who…

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By Preston Nix

#51 Malaysia

Malaysia is a nice country. Not my favorite in Southeast Asia, but definitely worth a visit. It is safe, different, relatively cheap, and has plenty to do. Not as “fun” as Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, or parts of Philippines, but definitely a nice break from these places if you want to do some adventuring.   Kuala…

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#50 Thailand

Thailand has been one of the top countries on my list to visit since I was 15, along with Turkey and South Africa, and so I’ve finally been to each of these and Thailand did not disappoint. I think a part of me wanted the experience to be subpar so that it wouldn’t live up to…

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#49 Laos

Laos is a great little country. Very poor, a little harder to get around than some places, but charming and nice. It’s not in my top 3 of Southeast Asia, but f0r no fault of its own, I just really like a few other places. The three main places to go are Luang Prabang, Huay Xai,…

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#48 Cambodia

I liked Cambodia well enough. It is a nice place with some really great history. That said, don’t let the hype get you overly excited. After a while, all of the different temples look the same, and depending on the time of year it can be extremely hot. I’ve heard the beaches are really nice…

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#47 Vietnam

I was very impressed with Vietnam. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was very, very happy with it. A big part of it is that I spent most of the week with my good friend Lauren, who lives in Hanoi, but I could certainly tell that this was a fun / unique…

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