Wednesday, January 4, 2017

In numbers: My Entire 6 Months in SE Asia


 This post may reveal my slight obsession with metrics, but I kept meticulous lists while traveling through SE Asia for 6 months.  Here are the final numbers!


8 countries

  1. Indonesia
  2. Singapore
  3. Malaysia
  4. Thailand
  5. Myanmar
  6. Laos
  7. Vietnam 
  8. Cambodia


27 Cities (spent at least one night in each)

the view from our (freezing) rooftop pool in Kuala Lumpur


Cities in Chronological Order
Kuta, Bali
Ubud, Bali
Singapore
Jahor Bahru, Malaysia
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mulu, Malaysia
Kuching, Malaysia
Penang, Malaysia
Hua Hin, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Yangon, Myanmar
Mandalay, Myanmar
Bagan, Myanmar
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Huay Xai, Laos
Pakbeng, Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos
Vientiane, Laos
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cities by  Days Spent 
Chiang Mai, Thailand 53
Saigon, Vietnam 12
Vientiane, Laos 8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 6
Ubud, Bali 5
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5
Bangkok, Thailand 5
Yangon, Myanmar 5
Luang Prabang, Laos 5
Hanoi, Vietnam 5
Bagan, Myanmar 4
Hoi An, Vietnam 4
Singapore 3
Kuching, Malaysia 3
Penang, Malaysia 3
Hua Hin, Thailand 3
Mandalay, Myanmar 3
Hue, Vietnam 3
Siem Reap, Cambodia 3
Kuta, Bali 2
Mulu, Malaysia 2
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam 2
Nha Trang, Vietnam 2
 Jahor Bahru, Malaysia 1
Chiang Rai, Thailand 1
Huay Xai, Laos 1
Pakbeng, Laos 1

Cities by favorite
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Yangon, Myanmar
Singapore
Saigon, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Vientiane, Laos
Ubud, Bali
Bagan, Myanmar
Mulu, Malaysia
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Hoi An, Vietnam
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hua Hin, Thailand
Penang, Malaysia
Kuching, Malaysia
Hue, Vietnam
Luang Prabang, Laos
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuta, Bali
 Jahor Bahru, Malaysia
Mandalay, Myanmar
Huay Xai, Laos
Pakbeng, Laos
18 flights on 9 Airlines

flying from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, Laos

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. JETstar
  3. Malaysia Air
  4. MAS Wings
  5. Bangkok Airways
  6. Lao Airlines
  7. Vietnam Airlines
  8. Air Asia
  9. Korean Airlines
10 Train rides

the subway in Singapore

  1. Singapore – Jahor Bahru, Malaysia
  2. Jahor Bahru, Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. Penang, Malaysia – Hua Hin, Thailand
  4. Hua Hin, Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand 
  5. Yangon, Myanmar - Mandalay, Myanmar
  6. Bangkok, Thailand – Chiang Mai, Thailand 
  7. Hanoi, Vietnam – Hue, Vietnam
  8. Hue, Vietnam – DanNang, Vietnam
  9. Danang, Vietnam – Nha Trang, Vietnam
  10. Nha Trang, Vietnam – Saigon, Vietnam

8 UNESCO sites

rice terraces in Bali, Indonesia
  1. Cultural Landscape of Bali  - rice terraces
  2. Gunung Mulu National Park
  3. Georgetown Historic City
  4. Town of Luang Prabang
  5. Ha Long Bay
  6. Hoi An Ancient Town
  7. Complex of Hue Monuments
  8. Angkor Archeological Park

6 Bus rides

bus from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

  1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Penang, Malaysia
  2. Bagan, Myanmar – Yangon, Myanmar
  3. Chiang Mai, Thailand – Chiang Rai, Thailand
  4. Chiang Rai, Thailand – Chiang Khong, Laos
  5. Saigon, Vietnam – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  6. Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Siem Reap, Cambodia


6 Boat rides

boats in Mandalay, Myanmar

  1. Mandalay, Myanmar – Bagan, Myanmar
  2. Huay Xai, Laos– Pakbeng, Laos
  3. Pakbeng, Laos – Luang Prabang, Laos
  4. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  5. Mulu Park, Malaysia
  6. Saigon, Vietnam to Cu Chi, Vietnam

5 Cemeteries

white cemetery in Chiang Mai, Thailand


  1. White cemetery in Chiang Mai
  2. Cambodian Cemetery in Siem Reap
  3. Old Protestent Cemetery in Georgetown
  4. Chinese Cemetery in Kuching
  5. Bukit Cemetery in Singapore



4 Caves

Sun Sot Caves in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  1. Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
  2. Mulu Caves, Mulu
  3. Pak Ov Caves, Luang Prabang
  4. Sung Sot Caves, Ha Long Bay

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