A week’s stay in Bali is admittedly too short for a place with so much to offer. It’s one of the more famous destinations in Southeast Asia, and understandably so – it’s the kind of place you easily fall in love with.
A weekend in Saigon was love at first sight, and I barely scratched the surface! There are more modern, attractive cities in the ASEAN but this is my favorite so far. Must be because I’m a sucker for culture and art and history. I am planning to go back soon to do more exploring, but for now allow me to reminisce on my trip last February.
Allotting 1 day to explore the Angkor temple complex is squeezing in too much. This is what I learned when a friend and I had this trip in 2013. Because we only had limited time, we wanted to see as many temples as we can. However, I realized it’s best experienced slowly (and with some quiet time despite the tourist crowds) to better appreciate each structure’s history, architecture and intricate design. Besides, given the weather in Cambodia, it can get exhausting after around 5-6 temples.