By Preston Nix

#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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By Preston Nix

#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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By Preston Nix

#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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By Preston Nix

#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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By Preston Nix

#46 Philippines

The Philippines is probably the most well known of the Southeast Asian countries, for Americans at least. Thailand is probably the most famous overall, but due to there being so many Americans of Filipino descent, you’re likely to know many people with family in this country. Overall, English is widely spoken, the beaches are stunning, it…

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