Hong Kong, Pearl of the Orient, City of Life, Asia’s World City – so many names for one city. A large busy city with impeccable public transportation and quite possibly one of the most vertical cities built. The center of trade of hundreds of years, a major harbor, and history dating back to nearly 40,000 years ago, and people from every part of the world, Hong Kong is most definitely a sight to see. First off, before I can even get to Hong Kong I have to leave Vietnam. Up to this point I have not had any issues on my trip, but now as I am going through Vietnam’s immigration to
Singapore has so much to offer! Beautiful architecture, organized infrastructure, simple to navigate transportation system, and the people are very nice! Its no wonder its the most expensive city in South East Asia! My view from the hostel room of the Sultan Mosque, built in 1824! Its currently under restoration but still is open. They are taking Dontations to help complete the project as well. I started my day getting up way to early and hit the town way to early as well. I quickly realized this city doesn’t wake up until around 11am. Very few shops open their doors until after that…so you miss a lot of the excitement if you
With as nice as Halong Bay is, it is time to say goodbye and be onwards to Vietnam’s capitol of Hanoi. Located on the Northern side of the country it used to be separate from the south before the end of the Vietnam war. Once the American troops pulled out and the north descended upon Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), the separation was cut and the two were merged and reunited to be one country. The road from Halong to Hanoi is pretty boring…not much to see besides other vehicles and small towns. I saw a few more dog/cat meat restaurants but did not feel the urge to stop and investigate
Halong Bay is located on the north east area of Vietnam. It is near China (170kms from the border crossing). It is an extremely popular travel destination for tourists and locals alike. With over 1900 islands and over 1500 square kilometers of space it is not hard to get lost in this bay of dragons! Historians have traced culture back to as far as 18,000 BC to the Halong region, and much more recent history involving China and wars between big clans during the 13th century. As recent as the Vietnam War, there were mines placed in spots in the harbor by the American Military and some maritime personnel still fear
Cambodia is behind me, here comes Thailand! Cambodia is a beautiful country – I still have a lot to see in the country, I did not have enough time to really see it all. I spent my time only in and around Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, the capitol, was left, plus all around the rest of the country – I have a reason to return! Off to Bangkok, Thailand for a couple days! A vibrant and lively city known as being glorious as if created by angels, the administration center, beautiful temples and glittering palaces, the capitol of Thailand. It is definitley the city of smiles as well! Anywhere you
KL. Home of the Petronas Towers. Home of great food, and nice people! To bad I did not have more time here, I could have spent another 4 days here at least! I got into KL very late, slept in and and got a late start to my day. First things first, I have no Malaysian Ringgit and have to get some in my pocket! KL Chinatown is located close to GRID 9 HOTEL, my living quarters for the moment. I find a currency converter and get my Ringgits and explore the surroundings a little bit. Chinatown is on my checklist, so I knock that off. Staff at Grid 9 SUICIDE SHOWERS! YAY!
From an early morning on departure to a late arrival in Singapore. 24 hours of travel time! Im exhausted! Got in to the Hostel around 1am, and 6 hours later I cant sleep! 7am and wide awake! Maybe its because Im a time traveller…I am 15hrs ahead of PST – Its 7am June 12! Hula girl at Tokyo airport making an appearance! Going through customs and immigration is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Just fill out the paperwork, smile, and don’t forget to sign the document like I did! Oh, And I guess your not supposed to take pictures of immigration. Oops 😁😮 😇 Lastly, bringing any kind of illegal drugs
Hey all interweb viewers! Welcome to Four Minutes. A following of anything and everything, but primarily starting with my travels to SouthEast Asia! Why call it four minutes? Well because that’s how long it took be to get my tickets! Hence the official slogan is “gone in four minutes!”. This trip is going to consist of many locations and crazy adventures. The crazier it gets the more exciting it will become! A tentatively planned itinerary is as follows: June 11-13 Singapore June 13-15 Kuala Lumpur June 15-20 Angkor Wat Cambodia June 20-23 Bangkok Thailand June 23-? Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam From here is up in the air at the