I often get asked what’s it like traveling through Asia on any given day so I made a quick vlog to show you what it’s all about. I documented one entire day’s worth of traveling from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. From riding tuk-tuks, boarding airplanes, shoveling into shuttle buses and even a two hour ferry I traversed them all to get to the islands. Along the way I met up with my great friend Geoffrey and his girlfriend, Julia, who shared in on my adventure.
Traveling through SE Asia solo or with people isn’t as scary as you read about on the internet, far from it. You can see from my video that it is rather safe, reliable AND convenient. The infrastructure in SE Asia has been better, in my experience, than that of the U.S. and I have lived here most of my life! Anywhere you want to go, at anytime, you can usually get there and for a rather modest price.
Dive on in and see for yourself what a day traveling through SE Asia is really like:
NOTE: Not once during my 5.5 months abroad did I feel unsafe or threatened in any manner. I have concluded that this is due to two primary reason: first I am a male (yes this is a bit sexist) and it made for a less than ideal target for thieves and scammers, second I never put myself in situation that were dodgy i.e. drink more than I could handle, surround myself with strangers I didn’t know, be in situations out of my control. The second reason is by far I think the most important one. You should always be level headed and have your wits about you when abroad, this goes without saying. Read the situations and if it feels off-put than go with your gut, it can literally save your life.
Despite all the negative connotations out there in the world SE Asia is IN FACT safe to travel to and through. I met plenty of solo backpackers of which a lot of them were female. I spoke to them in lengths at how traveling solo as a female is, but that is a topic for another post!