Having completed my research in Malaysia early, I find myself with two weeks to travel in South-East Asia. Where should I go? I have many options and not enough time to plan. Please guide me!
I will have finished my research in Malaysia two week before my return flight on the 15th of August. It's been a long summer, and a part of me is inclined to re-book my flight and come home early or hunker down in Kuala Lumpur, but I've decided to seize this opportunity to see some the sites. I'm open to going anywhere I can get to relatively cheaply with Air Asia
, which leaves me with quite a lot of options.
My preferences: I am fairly adventurous, but I don't want to do do anything extremely exhausting or dangerous. I like relaxation and a nice beach, but I wouldn't want that to be the focus of my trip. Seeing local culture intrigues me more. I love Thai food (or the American and Malaysian versions I've experienced so far). Hong Kong, Cambodia and Myammar pique my interest, too. I rather not spend more time in Malaysia, though I know there are plenty of sites I haven't explored. I will be flying out of KUL and must return to KUL for my flight back to the states.
So, where should I go? What should I see? If you've traveled in the region, what experiences did you treasure most? Tell me how to spend my two weeks, Metafilter.