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Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: East Asia

From China, through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket), Malaysia (Borneo), Singapore, Indonesia (Bali), Philippines, Japan, Taiwan... East Asia is a backpacker's right of passage. Click through to see my Ultimate Travel Bucketlist for an epic adventure!

So East Asia is a backpacker’s right of passage. I come from an area where lots of middle class kids go on their gap yah and stroke tigers/ride elephants (but you should NEVER do those things), but since joining the travel community, I’ve come to think of it as more of a legitimate destination.

The elephant in the room/blog post is North Korea. I really want to go to North Korea out of a severe burning curiosity to see what it’s like, but I don’t want to come across as detached to what’s going on over there. I don’t want to be that entitled white girl from a privileged background who just thinks she can flit into the country, look at the residents like it’s a zoo and fly back home again. Places like this shouldn’t be treated as an exhibit, when things like this are happening there.

Anyway, If i’ve missed anything off, please comment!

Bhutan

Cambodia

China

East Timor

India

Indonesia

Japan

Laos

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

  • Stay in a yurt
  • Genghis Khan statue, Ulaanbaatar

Myanmar

Nepal

  • Climb to Mount Everest base camp
  • Or, just climb Mount Everest???
  • Bhaktapur
  • Visit Kathmandu

Philippines

Singapore

Sri Lanka

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

Ultimate Travel Bucketlist: Asia

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4 Comments

  • Rosi C.

    I loved the Philippines. Definitely worth it. And planning to go back for 3 more islands . 🙂

    March 16, 2016 - 3:13 pm Reply
    • Liz Wilson

      Yeah I’m so desperate to go!!

      March 16, 2016 - 5:29 pm Reply
  • Bilyana | OwlOverTheWorld

    Great post, Liz! I want to visit all of these places and maybe try climb Mount Everest, haha, who knows. 🙂

    February 15, 2017 - 7:19 am Reply
    • Liz Wilson

      Thank you! Me too! 🙂

      February 20, 2017 - 5:32 pm Reply

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