Backpacking South East Asia by the Hand Signs

Showcasing a prelude of my very recent backpacking South East Asia trip within 4 countries in 10 days and with only 10 pictures...
Watch out for my hand signs. Ü


Day 1
Petronas Tower, KL Tower, Suria KLCC, Jalan Alor
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Day 2
Ripley's Museum, Coffee Terrace buffet, Genting Highlands Theme Park
Malaysia


Day 3
Putrajaya and Cyberjaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day 4
Cu Chi Tunnel, Notre Dame Cathedral, Water Puppet Show, etc.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Day 5
pampalubag loob na dinner buffet after a 15hour-bus ride to Siem Reap
photo taken with Apsara Dancers
Siem Reap, Cambodia


Day 6
Angkor Wat Complex
Cambodia

Day 7
haggardness picture after a 13hour-bus ride to Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand


Day 8
Grand Palace Complex, Reclining Buddha, Temple of the Dawn
Bangkok, Thailand


Day 9
shopping day in Chatuchak, Khao San, and Patpong
Bangkok, Thailand


Day 10
Muang Boran, Siam Ocean World, Baiyoke Sky Tower
Thailand


Flew to Kuala Lumpur and spent 2 nights in Malaysia. Flew to Ho Chi Minh City and spent 2 nights in Vietnam. Cross the border overland for 15 hours to reach Siem Reap and spent 2 nights in Cambodia. Travel 13 hours by land to Bangkok and spent 4 nights in Thailand. 11th day, back in your arms Manila. ♥

Grand total expenses in 4 countries in 10 days (including airfares): P28,000

Mejo mahal pa yan kasi I traveled alone in Vietnam and Cambodia kaya wala ako ka-share ng expenses. All accommodations are private, meaning hindi dorm style - not sharing rooms and toilets with other backpackers.

Special mention sa mga senior solo backapckers Nina and Gael for guiding me out all the way. Spoon feeding na yung helpful tips. To Lee Chua who has offered me both hands in Kuala Lumpur, I really appreaciated your hospitality. Hope to see you here and Troy once you visit Manila. Kay Shyn na mega bilin pa kahit last minute na of the things to do and avoid in Vietnam. Kay Sol, my stranger travel buddy na sa Bangkok ko na nameet. Dahil sayo, nakapagsalita ako ng Tagalog after 4 days.


May karapatan na din ba ko maging backpacker kahit I traveled in a trolley? *winks*

60 responses:

Chyng said...

back in your arms Manila! ♥

napaka-negrita ko na, syet! haha

davidrockens said...

Huwaaaaw!!!!!!!

almira said...

how was angkor wat? mahirap ba ang byahe?

having a toddler is the only thing that is stopping me from going there! hehehe maybe when she's a little bigger, isasabak ko na sa adventure tong anak ko.

pero di kaya ng powers ko ang adventures mo. =D

rob said...

.. 4 countries in 10 days! welcome back, chyng!

danda07 said...

galing ng concept! =) pacopy ha! =) hehe!

The Gasoline Dude said...

Bakit 'di ka nag-Singapore? Hehe I love Bangkok! I wanna go back there one of these days. Kuala Lumpur reminds me of Manila. Still need to raise funds for Vietnam and Cambodia. :)

lechua said...

cool post with the hand signs day 1 - day 10. it must have been quite an adventure and was glad to have met you in KL! looking forward to hear all about ur SEA trip!

Anonymous said...

hi chyng...

nice-but-tiring-but-all-worth-it travel!!!!

thumbs up!

was able to do that pero di kinaya ng powers ko... haggard ness..

3 days in 3 countries... pero im looking forward to doing it again... my last travel was with a buddy kya mejo enjoy...

hope we can meet when i visit manila again. :)

dito ka naman sa dubai! hehehe

Anonymous said...

hi!

first time to comment on your blog kya di ko alam how to post hehehe.


karren po from dubai.. ung friend ni enrico aka jeric (that's how we call him in lasalle e) hehehe

Lawstude said...

welcome back chyng. oh boy, that was an awesome trip you just did. ang galing.

princess_dyanie said...

hurray for ronald mcdo in bkk! ako ginaya ko ang pose nya haha! see i told you, may sariling station sa mrt ang chatuchak! u went din pala in baiyoke. did u eat in the revolving resto na sinabi ko? very touristy in petronas hahaha!

ps: i can see now all the "clothes" that we shopped! hahaha!

ps2: na experience mo yung kinukwento ko na dapat mabilis nang pagtap ng mrt card? hahahaha!!

MarcoPaolo said...

nakakainggit ka talaga! :)

Allen said...

you're one awesome woman. feel na feel ko ang haggardness sa paggagala mo. haha. way to go ate chyng! i want more stories about the trip! :D

Dea said...

Wheee, this brought back memories of my backpacking trip! You really are quite the adventurer, Chyng! Love your pics!

Mic Garing said...

Welkam bak!!!!

Galing-galing!

Ang dami mong vacation LEAAAVVEEE!!!

Sana ako diiinnnn :D

nina said...

So what kung naka trolley ka? Basta nakabyahe ka, kebs na sa mga labels na yan!

Nasaktan naman ako sa term na senior... Parang ang tanda tanda ko na XD

Panalo ang 28k!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

certified traveller..

pusang kalye said...

grabeh--ultimate na to. naingget ako dilang sa mga places na napuntahan mo pero 10 days~~~~~??? grabeh. time ang pinakamahirap hanapin these days. looking forward to the details of the trip. patikim palang laway na laway nako. bwahaha--iba ka talaga--iba ka. ikaw ang si DORA. hahaha

pusang kalye said...

hayaan mo na yang tan---sabi ko nga--flaunt it.....4 na bansa galing yang mga dead skin cells na yan.hahaha

pusang kalye said...

e kasi
kung ako naku
bwahaha
ituturo ko
ito--sa Vietnam
ito sa Malaysia
ito sa Thailand
papakagad pako sa mga langgam
tapos magiging sugat na maliit---tapos sasabihin ko---kinagat kasi ako ng langgam sa KL---tapos nasurot ako sa Hanoi. yung ganun. walang pakialaman.bwahaha

Kate said...

wow! ang saya :) i love your adventures!

Photo Cache said...

great idea for a post covering all your destinations.

alam mo mahal nga yan. i guess you can do it cheaper ano? but what a trip. and cute cute naman ng mga kuha mo.

Roninkotwo said...

Welcome back Chyng! Mukhang nakakapagod pero masaya!!!!=)

Thristhan said...

Wow, great photos. When will you be in Malaysia again? Holla me and I'll take you out :)

dong ho said...

very well posted chyng! id be one of the most excited to follow the series. im already setting up next week for our meet up.

i like your pose in thailand and the two girls (winks)

davidrockens said...

so what about the Thailander guys hahaha?

na-kuryos ako sa sinabi mo. lol

witsandnuts said...

Huwaaaaw! That's so admirable. I enjoyed your concept about the finger counting. Looking forward to the coming posts.

Traveliztera said...

Niiice! :D

Oh I love the pic sa Ho Chi Minh! It's so amazing to see the tunnels underneath haha! ALthough suffocating at certain levels pero that's my fave in vietnam! Too bad I lost my pics so seeing your pic really made me happy!!! :D

I totally love this post!

pamatayhomesick said...

huwaw!

sampung magagandang lugar!

pwede padagdag pa ng picture! he he he.:)

mabz said...

uy saya naman yan
grabe i always check your site and it helped me sa ibang travels ko nung bakasyon ako sa pinas at HK hehehe

anyway, ill wait for the detailed postss....saya..para may pagiipunan na naman ako ng one year

btw..i'm a fan..hahahaha

mishi said...

waaahhh! 10 days in 4 countries tapos 28k lng incl airfare? At tlgang ngawa mo pang magpalit ng nails color ha haha! Iba ka chyng! We're now so looking forward sa details. Bring it on! :)

kg said...

chyng, i love your pics!!! i love that one na asa pit ka and the one in cambodia!!! inggit ako!!! he he

looks like you had tons of fun! good for you!!!

Jepoy said...

astig yung concept nung pictures about "you" counting days. Nice! I'll do that on my next travel, The petronas tower is so cool. I hope I can drop by malaysia and bangkok too.

Thanks for sharing...

buhayprinsesa said...

wow chyng ang saya ang dame mo napuntahan at ang tapang mo ah talagang solo trip? hehe

Happy Trails said...

i love your ensemble in your second photo chyng! so chic lav it ;-)

gillboard said...

hangsosyal!!!

ikaw na ang backpacker, jetsetter!!!

hahaha

YAMIE said...

ten thumbs up for your 10 wonderful days of travelling!

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

congrats Chyng! keep exploring! soo proud of you dear! =)

docgelo said...

panalo talaga ito, chyng.
...enjoyed your company and dyan's last night. thanks! punta kayo penang, visit me there soon.

FLIP'N TRAVELS said...

hey... natuloy ka ba kena Meang sa siem reap? argh, im missing cambodia! more more more kwento!!!

hehehe... and oh, I love the statement:
"May karapatan na din ba ko maging backpacker kahit I traveled in a trolley?" wahahahaha panalo

RON

Robbie said...

Wow kainggit! 4 countries din yun o. Tapos 28k? Keri na. At kaaliw pa talaga yung mga hand signs eh. Hahaha.

Welcome back! :D

jeanny said...

Hi Bloghopped from Dyanie. :)

Napaka astig ng travel mo. Galing ah!

Meedge said...

whoa, 28k ung 4 countries? i spent 25k in hong kong alone! ang galing!

Jakey Junkie said...

Very impressive! You're really impressive on that kind of stuff!

Ayos 'yan, nakaka-bilib talaga, idol woo!

Che said...

bf, I need your IT please! :) Winner ka talaga! And yes, you're a certified backpacker even if you used a trolley. *winks*

kat said...

at last nakacomment din! naview ko din tong page mo at nakita ko ang bonggang bonggang pictures! nice.. dahil idol kita.. gagayahin din kita SOON!hehe thanks for a nice boracay trip. :)

cpsanti said...

chyng! ang saya naman! i love all your pics ~ with their accompanying 1-2-3 hand signs ;-) love the skirt in no.2 ~ hehehe. kakikayan ang napansin ano?

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

i'm loving your finger counts - very original ha! hats off to you again for doing another solo trip. way to go Chyng, way to go!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

masaya siguro ang pakiramdam sa parasailing..

WeekendHaven said...

wow, congrats on your latest achievement. panalo sa budgeting! :)

Meedge said...

share naman ng IT mo! hehe:)

flipnomad said...

nice trip chyng :-) thanks for sharing ;-)

The SoleSisters said...

Enjoyed your series immensely! Fun read

jeddah said...

nice blog! enjoyed reading it! ang galing mo. hehe. :)

Anonymous said...

Sis anong bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap ang sinakyan mo? Bakit 15hrs inabot? Nagbabasa basa ko ng blogs sa internet and 5-8hrs lang daw. Pls share your input. Thanks.

Chyng said...

^ Saigon to Pnom Penh, i think 5 hours. Then PP to Siem Reap, another long bus ride. I depart 6:30am, nakarating ako ng Siem Reap lagpas 8:30 na.

wanderinglass said...

4 countries in 10 days, with just 28K. wow that was amazing. how were you able to do that? :)

marianne maganda said...

hi ms. chyng! will be going to hcmc this year. what are the things to do and avoid in vietnam? tks much!

Riz said...

Impressive! super galing ng hand signs! :)

Anonymous said...

hello chyng!

im happy i came across your indochina trip as i am going to do it too a month from now. your blog is really insightful

anyway, i would like to ask you how you booked your Cu Chi trip in Ho Chi Minh?

your reply would mean a lot to this upcoming wanderer. thank you!

:)

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