Some Tips Travelling in Southeast Asia

Some Tips Travelling in Southeast Asia

Getting There

South East Asia is a fascinating location and draws millions of tourists there each year. Looking for adventure, fun and relaxations – the region has much to offer everyone. Steeped in history and tradition, it is a beautiful place to visit. However it is usually a long haul journey for most travelling from western countries and so organising transport my be difficult.

You will most likely fly to your destination and the cheapest and best option is to fly to the best connected airports in South East Asia. They are to be found in Bangkok, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore. They will have the best connections and more frequent flights to and from there so it will be much easier for you to travel there first. From these cities you can either stay a night to rest from your long flight which could have been over 12 hours. You can then take regional airlines to your next destination as they are relatively cheap.

Some Tips Travelling in Southeast Asia

Some Tips Travelling in Southeast Asia

The best places to find cheap flights to South East Asia is online and it is wise to book at least 3 months in advance for cheaper fairs. Also try looking for fares on a Tuesday as this is when most new offers are introduced. For regional airlines try Air Asia – the local budget airlines with headquarters in KL.

When arrived in South East Asia, you can also travel by bus or train. This is because it is cheaper than a flight and most smaller cities won’t have an airport. It is also a good way to immerse yourself in the local culture.

About the region

Getting used to a new place is often the best and most frightening experience of any holidays. There is no need to worry though as long as you are wary and accustom yourself to the local laws.

For example when visiting local holy places of worship, women and men should cover as much skin as possible to show respect. These countries are usually also more conservative so it is a good idea not to show too much display of affection in public. The penalties for drugs possession is also much harsher in Asian countries ranging from long jail sentences to the death penalty, even more small amounts.

All in all, Asia is a wonderful region to visit and should be on everyone’s list of destinations to visit. Just obey and respect the local customs and traditions and you will find South East Asia an enchanting place to visit.

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