5 countries total! Click here for my itinerary! If you’re curious how much this is costing me, you can look at my budget too! (China not pictured, it’s just a layover. I am taking advantage of their 72 hour visa free visit rule though. I’ll be leaving the airport and checking out the forbidden city then coming back for my flight home).
I’m a long time lover of Asian culture. Thai food, Vietnamese sandwiches, anime, sushi, the temples, Buddhism…the list goes on. One of the things I love most about San Francisco is the Asian influence.
I’m not the type of person who just wants to vacation somewhere. I have said my whole life “I want to live like a local”. I want to see how different cultures live, what they value and how they find joy. I think Asian culture is a good start for a few reasons. It’s easy to get to from San Francisco (where I’ll be in April). The USD goes a long way there – one USD is equal to about 35 Thai Baht. This should allow me to be there long enough that I’m able to experience day to day life.
There is also a big backpacking culture throughout Southeast Asia, so there are many paths and travelers who have gone before me. That means there is a lot of information out there already for me to help set me up for success!
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