Kuala Lumpur, that bustling, muggy, shopping mecca, is a great place to start exploring Asia. It’s been referred to as “Asia lite” – it’s definitely Asia, but most home comforts can be found somewhere in the sprawling metropolis.
Podcast talking about a travel itinerary from Buenos Aires, Argentina through Uruguay to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 17 days. Annotated by Indie Travel from an Intrepid Travel trip.
Envision thousands of monks, wrapped in bright-orange robes and aligned in rows that extend to the rising Golden Stupa, with tens of thousands of Laotians prostrated in front of them. This is the Pha That Luang Festival in Vientiane, Laos.
Do the “famous tour” – a half-day jeep trip to various locations not far from town – when in Mui Ne, Vietnam.
However long you have to spend in Northland, New Zealand, a stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves is highly recommended.
Sydney’s a fantastic place, with a lot to do in the city itself, and it also offers some great options for day trips — head to the Blue Mountains, Berry, or the Hunter Valley.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia is jam-packed with things to do, for local visitors and international tourists. Our favourite things to do on Kangaroo Island.
Once you make it west to Perth, make sure to reserve at least a couple of days for a relaxing stay on Rottnest Island.
Although the route involves a taxi, a small bus, a walk, a ute, a larger bus, and another walk, travelling from Siem Reap to Bangkok is relatively straightforward.
Uruguay is an excellent country to explore independently. The long-distance buses run frequently and are clean and comfortable, and there are lots of hotels and hostels to choose from throughout the country. That said, we recently travelled through on a tour and learnt a lot from that experience too.