15 Things No One Tells You About Traveling Southeast Asia

  1. You will get Bali Belly, not only in Bali, Indonesia but in at least one other country
    Wood Carvings in Bali, Indonesia
    Wood Carvings in Bali, Indonesia

  2. You will think, at least once, that you are on the verge of dying while on an overnight bus ride.

    Overnight Bus from Siem Reap to Sihanukville, Cambodia
  3. also while on a tuk tuk, taxi, minivan, motorbike, boat, train, ferry, plane or any other sort of transportation.

    Taxi service in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  4. You will get templed out in at least one country. But then will go to yet another temple and be amused.

    Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand
  5. You will have scrapped/bandaged legs/arms from a motorbike accident or at least meet 3 other people that do. But then you will still ride a motorbike because the freedom and scenery are unbeatable.

    Bandaged legs and arms in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia.
  6. You will meet crazy fun people in one country and will bump into them again and again in other countries. They will become your friends.

    Full Moon party with Ria Sangria and Scuba Steve
  7. You will experience the most beautiful sunrises.

    Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
  8. and sunsets, so many sunsets.
    Halong Bay, Vietnam
    Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

    Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
  9. You will experience at least one of the following animals in the wild: monkeys, elephants, tigers, mantarays, flying foxes, water buffalos.
    Water Buffalo in Koh Rong, Cambodia

    This monkey stole my sunglasses right after eating pringles #noshame... Bali, Indonesia
    This monkey stole my sunglasses right after eating those chips #noshame… Bali, Indonesia
  10. You will get body massages often and wonder how would you afford it when you get back home.

    Beach massage in Koh Phagnan, Thailand
  11. You will eat lots of banana/nutella pancakes.

    Addictive banana/nutella pancakes in Phuket, Thailand
  12. You will lay on many hammocks, and swear you’ll get one for your home.

    River Hut Hammock
    River hut hammock in Kampot, Cambodia
  13. You will either get offered bugs to eat, eat a bug, or ask for seconds while eating bugs.

    Eating tarantulas in Phnom Penh, Cambodia #iwentforseconds
  14. You will see turquoise, picture perfect beaches that will make you feel part of a pretty postcard.

    Mountain hike in Koh Tao, Thailand
  15. You won’t want to come back

    Baby walking around the mountains of Sapa, Vietnam

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