As some of you know Vietnam was the last country I visited during my South East Asia backpacking trip and as some of you heard, it wasn’t exactly my favourite country either. I don’t know whether it was because I was tired physically and mentally after my illness or I just simply didn’t have any more patience to use sign language and pretend to ignore people who were constantly taking pictures of me. Who knows? The point is, I didn’t find Vietnam relaxing in any way, shape or form… until I got to Hoi An. I ended up spending five days there instead of a planned two and did everything and anything to recharge my batteries and restore my motivation to carry on.
So if you are travelling solo in Vietnam and looking for a place to chill – Hoi An is that place!
A lot of people tried to scare me before I went to Asia. They told me stories of tropical illnesses, food poisoning, diarrhoea, travel sickness, you name it. However, I wasn’t really scared of anything. I guess I am pretty naïve. The only thing I said before I left was ‘as long as I’ll be safe and healthy, I’ll be fine.’ Well, I failed. I failed to take a good care of myself and it was scary.
I will have to admit that Cameron Highlands was probably the highlight of the 3 weeks I spent in Malaysia. I always thought I am a city girl, however the older I get the more I start appreciating the nature and all its beauty. Cameron Highlands definitely blew my mind and if you get a chance to stop there whilst backpacking through South East Asia, make sure you do the following.
I will have to admit, I think Singapore stole my heart. No other city can compare to it. And if there is one, then I haven’t been there yet!
Singapore was my first stop during my SE Asia trip and it absolutely blew my mind. I loved how modern and developed it was, how so many different religions and cultures live together in harmony, and how clean and sustainable the city is aiming to be. So if you are ever in SE Asia, don’t forget to pay Singapore a visit and if you don’t know what to do whilst you are there this is my top 11 things to do in Singapore that will make you fall in love with this city!