Follow me on this part of my adventure where I have conversations with Cambodia Police officers, take pictures with grumpy kids because they want money from me, and I tell them that they should go to school instead of begging for money, meet a family that says I am a reincarnated monkey from a previous life, which in turn they gift me some items from their store, try and have a flock of children sell me postcards, or 5 for that matter, for a dollar, and tour orphanages to see first hand the challenges that those less fortunate experience.
Hong Kong was beautiful, exciting, eventful and fun. I will miss that wonderful city and country, I will be back! As my adventure is coming to an end, I have one more stop to make. A quick stop in Tokyo to visit not only Japan, but some close family I have there as well! A fantastic way to end a great adventure. Upon arriving in Tokyo, it is evident that this city gets travellers from all over the world. The welcome signs consist of many languages, including many that I can speak or read – Farsi, Arabic, English, and Spanish! I was met by an eager group of children that
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
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
Nha Trang is a Russian hangout. Most of the signs are in Vietnamese, English and Russian. Everywhere you turn, you run into another one! This is a big resort town where people come and just hang out and get pampered – Especially Russians. To stay busy, hang out at the beach or a better idea – go to the mud baths! Yes, the wonderful treatment of mud and mineralized water! For as little as $6 USD you can play in the mud baths and have all the fun you want! The Thap Ba Spa is one of the many places to go and enjoy this mud bath. Skip all the
Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, the worlds kingdom, tuk-tuks and cheap food from all around the world. I feel like this is the worlds melting pot! I have met so many people from all over the world. I have seen all kinds of Asian shops, a Mexican shop, all kinds of American brand name clothing, A Swiss guy, germans, English, Irish, United Kingdom, Russian and so many more people! Daniel, a Swiss guy who moved to Cambodia to open “Swiss Food” restaurant. Siem Reap is a city that shows The high of highs and the low of lows. Anything you want to do or see you can find here. It is