Kitty wants to come, too!
When my partner and I left for our Big Trip around Asia, we got on the first train bearing approximately our bodyweights in gear. That first day, we shed a whole carrier bag full of stuff. Over the next week, we dropped more and more items--either giving them away or simply leaving them behind. Since then, I've become much better at packing light. Here are my recommendations for how to pack when traveling to Southeast Asia. Bon Voyage!
Shopping for souvenirs can be a lot of fun. I love making lists of things to take back for friends and family, or to keep until the next gift-giving holiday rolls around. And heck, yes, I like buying things for myself too. But first-timers to Southeast Asia can find the markets and street stalls intimidating, not because of choice or crowding, but because of haggling. In my article for ThaHoliday.com today I give seven tips for bargaining gracefully. Check it out at this link.
Is it beer o'clock yet? When I travel, I love sampling local beers. For this week's ThaHoliday.com article, I introduce some of the most popular beers in Southeast Asia. Cheers!
Confession time: I'm a cheap traveler. So cheap, in fact, that I will sometimes stay overnight in the airport to save money on accommodation, if I have a flight that arrives late at night. Luckily, Southeast Asia has some of the best airports in the world, whether you're bunking out until morning or just passing through for a few hours. My article on ThaHoliday.com introduces what I consider to be S.E. Asia's four best airports. Happy flying!
I love traveling through Malaysia--friendly people, great food, and interesting sites. One place I've returned to often is Penang. In this article on ThaHoliday.com I outline five fun things to do there. Happy traveling!
Southeast Asia has about a gazillion beautiful flowers (OK, that's an exaggeration--but not by much). In this ThaHoliday.com article I profile a few of these blooms that have cultural significance in the region.
The great city of K.L. Image by Khalzuri.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has long been a favorite of mine for stopovers when traveling through Asia. I've written a guest post for ThaHoliday.com outlining 10 of the best things to do in K.L. Enjoy!
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Beth is an American freelance writer who has lived in Europe and Asia since 2003. She grew up on a sailboat and, though now a landlubber, still enjoys a peripatetic life. She writes articles and suspense about travel, expatriate living, and many other topics.