My Top 10 Worst Experiences Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

My Top 10 Worst Experiences Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

It is not all $0.75 beers and life changing encounters (although it mostly is).  The following experiences truly made me question why I ever thought this was a good idea, but hey, life is the journey, not the destination. It takes the bad to appreciate the good.  All's well that ends well... I am one cliche away from forgetting I ever ate crickets.

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Things to do on Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos - A guide

Things to do on Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos - A guide

Allow me to preface this guide by saying it is not necessary to have a guide for Si Phan Don, or 4000 Islands, Laos.  It is a teeny tiny area, and anyone who visits will discover all there is to see within a few hours. 

However..... 4000 Islands is a very special place, with a lot of special spots.  Out of fear that you would miss them, I went ahead and compiled a MUST SEE 4000 Islands, Laos, guide. Enjoy. 

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Malarone Side Effects - Nightmares & Taking Antimalarial Medication While Traveling in Southeast Asia

Malarone Side Effects - Nightmares & Taking Antimalarial Medication While Traveling in Southeast Asia

There is certainly a war going on between travelers in Southeast Asia, and the mosquitos that live there.  Long pants, deet spray, and mosquito nets are all part of traveler's ammunition. 

Not included in this group: Malaria prevention pills.

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This is what backpacking in Vietnam is really like...

This is what backpacking in Vietnam is really like...

And after months, and months, of being the person begging for advice....it sure does feel good to be the one dispensing it.

In Cambodia, I meet a lot of people headed to Vietnam.  I tell them I have already done the damn thing (Hanoi to Saigon) and they, just like me, want advice.

Well gather round', young grasshoppers.  I have your advice... I just wish I knew how to put it lightly.

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