Planes, Trains and Elephants – My 2009 Asia Trip Overview

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Early in my 4 week trip to Asia, I discovered that slow upload speeds would prevent me from posting my travel blogs in a sequential timeline. Now that I have all my posts finished (finally), I can assemble them in order with links. I bolded the more important posts. At the end of the post, I list some of my trip favorites.

Seattle, USA

Bangkok, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Ko Samui, Thailand

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bangkok, Thailand (return)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Seoul, South Korea

Homecoming

Trip Highlights.

  • Favorite Place: Chiang Mai, Thailand – Great food and great activities.
  • Favorite Tourist Spot: Angkor Wat – Beyond amazing.
  • Favorite Activity: Elephant Training.
  • Favorite Photos: Night shots of Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Favorite Video: My graceful “head first” climb at Elephant Training.
  • Favorite Food: Bangkok, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Favorite Airport: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Favorite Meal: Baby chicks on a stick in Ko Samui, Thailand for under $1 USD. (on right in photo below)

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Will I return? Maybe, but probably not. I’m the type of traveler that would rather seek out a new destination than return to a place that I’ve already visited. With that said, I would not turn down a chance to return to Bangkok or Chiang Mai.