Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Southeast Asia Trip Planning Advice

indonesia vacationPlease note: I did not take the picture on left. Yet.

Its been a little while since I've last posted. I've got a bunch of good ones in the queue and I should have some of them up soon. This post is another one in which I ask you, my loyal readers, for advice and input.

I am trying to book a 10 day trip through Southeast Asia. Due to the relatively short length of the trip, I'm going to try to rely primarily on for my travel. For those of you unfamiliar, AirAsia, based out of Kuala Lumpur, is like THE premier regional carrier for Southeast Asia. They are so big, that they are threatening to build their own airport and leave Kuala Lumpur international if the Malaysian government doesn't give into their demands. AirAsia can get you pretty much anywhere for very very little. Oh and I bought Lonely Planet's Southeast Asia on a Shoestring from one of a very small number of English language bookstores in Beijing. That should help a bit. But.....

...This is where you guys come in.
If you've been to southeast asia, please give me your thoughts.

Do you know other cheap ways to get around?
Are there places I should not miss?
Are there places I should avoid?
Foods I should eat?
Topless beaches I should visit?

Of course, if you don't have any advice, you can just write a bunch of profanities about how jealous you are in the comments section. That'll do.