Travels: Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam

I’m starting a new category on my blog called Travels! I’ve been meaning to add my two cents to the blogosphere about the places I’ve been. I’m going to list the schedule of each trip I take (kind of like a table of contents) and will *eventually* make a blog post for each bullet point. O.O Whenever I travel, I always look up reviews and blog accounts to really gauge what I can expect on my trips, so I hope others can find my posts just as helpful! Cheers.

2 week Trip: Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Day 1: Seoul, South Korea to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(FYI) We had to fly to KL and stay in the city for a night before make a connecting flight to Cambodia early that next morning. In retrospect, we should have tried to align our connecting flight a few hour after or just flew directly to Cambodia to save time, but this was the cheapest option at the time.
*Reggae Mansion
Nasi Lemak

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Siem Reap, Cambodia @6am
– Cambodian Visa process
– Tuk tuk driver/guide Barang!
– *Mekong Angkor Palace
– Floating Village
– Sunset at Angkor Wat

Day 3: Siem Reap, Cambodia
– Sunrise and roaming Ankor Wat
– Siem Reap after hours

Day 4: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Cambodia @9am
– Bus to the capital
– Tuk tuk driver/guide Lan!
– *Mad Monkey
– Happy Pizza

Day 5: Full day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
– S-21
– Killing Fields
– Shooting a M16
– Khmer Fish Amok + BBQ

Day 6: Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam @5pm
– Phnom Penh Royal Palace
– Vietnam Visa process

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet/Mui Ne, Vietnam @8am
– Bus to Phan Thiet/Mui Ne
– Banh Mi

Day 8-10: Phan Thiet/Mui Ne, Vietnam
(FYI) We planned our schedule to include a couple of consecutive days to lounge by the beach and upgraded to a resort because… well, what vacation is complete without some beach bum action?!
– *Lotus MuiNe
– Fresh Seafood by the Seashore
– Hotel Tour: Fairy Stream, Fishing Village, Yellow/White + Red Sand Dunes

Day 11: Phan Thiet/Mui Net back to Ho Chi Minh @1pm
– Bus back to Ho Chi Minh
– Spring Rolls + Hot Pot
– Saigon after hours

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @8pm
Pho + Coffee
– Roam Saigon

Day 13: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Batu Caves
Little India
National Mosque

Day 14: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seoul, South Korea @ 11pm
Dim Sum in Chinatown
Petronas Towers
Central Market + White Coffee

Overall Feelings: I think the trip went really well actually. I went with 2 other people (VD and Sobe) and at first, I thought the schedule was really strained on time. It ended up working out at the end with having a day of travel and then having a full day to enjoy the city we were in. The trick is to always pack well and travel with those similar to you. The only thing I would change would probably the times of some of the flights. As far as finding things to do, we had already researched a bit to know what you should see. However, the best experiences happen when you just to go there and figure it out for yourself. 🙂

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