Sunday, November 8, 2015

Timeless Charm of Saigon and Angkor


Finally, my travel memoir is published! Available in Amazon.com, Kindle store and other online retailers.

This is a traveler's story told in a clear-cut sense, sharing anecdotes on the road and how to take a DIY trip on a tight budget.

Saigon and Angkor are two of Southeast Asia’s most interesting travel destinations that often overlooked by many who seek comfort in traveling.

They exude tranquility and has atmosphere that strides back in a different time. They still resonate memories of an old world. Both have surroundings that are not yet entirely consumed by modernity. Perfect destinations indeed for people who are not only soul searching but also looking for a unique nature tripping abroad.

Saigon and Angkor are perfect diversions from a chaotic city where everyone seems racing with time. The atmosphere is remarkably relaxing with no worries of being squashed in the horde of people in the street, waiting for bus or taxi.

Spending the first week of another year at these places provided me with the kind of peace of mind I needed. For five days, I was drifting far away from the torment in the workplace and able to sort out things. I came home with a rejuvenated self-esteem.

It was not the grandest tour of my life nor a completely comfortable getaway but I learned massively from the experience, from discovering the loveliness of Saigon to interacting with the locals that speak a different language.

I also discovered the pleasure of trekking the jungle and the unique feeling of relief it offered to tired body and soul. The experience had also given me a chance to explore the misjudged territories in Southeast Asia. The underestimated, lesser known destinations that many travelers considered as unlikely choices for a holiday break turned out to be the perfect breathers for a wounded soul.

Others might have reservations in the rationality of a DIY trip due to the possible inconveniences. But a DIY trip is something that everyone should never be afraid of. It imparts so many learnings as you submerge yourself into the unknown.

It boosts wisdom and teaches someone to become tough and more independent. It develops self-confidence and unveil the unique courage that someone possesses when facing danger and discomfort. Risk is always part of the journey but only those who dare to take risks that see the priceless reward of a free and satisfying life.

This evocative traveler’s tale is rich in vivid details and anecdotes on the road exploring Saigon and Angkor without a guide. The discomfort, inconveniences, lessons, discoveries, joy, relief and humor.
This book offers plenty of information and tips how to visit Saigon and Angkor without a tour guide and still enjoy the trip. You will learn from my story why you should visit Saigon and Angkor even once in your lifetime.

The Kindle version is still in progress, I'll provide update soon. Thank you for the support!

This is now available in Amazon.com, for fast processing, you 

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