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The 1st 10 Days of My Life at 30 (Backpacking HCM-REP-BKK-CNX-KUL for PhP30k)

It’s my 30th birthday!

But instead of having a grand birthday party, I choose to have a grand celebration.😉

I choose to travel abroad for the first time and solo. I’m hopping on four countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Backpacking Southeast Asia has been a dream…..and now, I’m on the way to achieving it!

This is it!👊

I took a flight from Cebu to Manila at around 1:55pm and arrived in NAIA Terminal 3 at around 3:30pm. My flight for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is 10:55pm of the same day.

After I paid the travel tax, checked-in, and got the precious exit stamp by Immigration Officer, I proceed to the assigned gate of my flight.

It’s just around 7pm and have to wait for almost 4 hours for my flight.

Waiting is hard and tiring, but this time, it’s just happiness!💃💃💃

After almost 9 months of planning (yeah! 9 months), itinerary revisions to the nth time, hotel searching, reading reviews and travel tips, booking for accommodations and flights, promo fare waiting, and….doubts?!, here I am now👣👣👣🌎

Saying YES to new ADVENTURES! Crazy JANdventures😜😉

The 10-day Itinerary📜

Day 1: Vietnam 👉Mekong Delta & Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Day 2: Border-Crossing: Vietnam to Cambodia via Môc Bâi

Day 3: Cambodia👉Angkor World Heritage, Siem Reap

Day 4: Border-Crossing: Cambodia to Thailand via Poipet

Day 5: Bangkok City Tour

Day 6: Kanchanaburri Tour

Day 7: Got Inked by A Monk (Sak Yant Tattoo)

Day 8: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Day 9: Chiang Rai, Thailan

Day 10: Kuala Lumpur City Central

The Expenses💸




☕Breakfast are sometimes included on accommodations but are served on specific time range. Depending on your itinerary, decide wisely if you’ll include breakfast or not.

🍛Lunch is usually included on full day tours. It’s always sumptuous.

🍲For dinner, a lot of delicious street food in Southeast Asia at affordable prices.

The Planning Stage 😲😂

From scratch pad to reality…

Yes, we need careful planning when traveling but when you are there, don’t rely on it most of the time. Just get wonderfully lost. Enjoy each moment and be wowed in everything you will discover and experience!😜👣👣👣🌍

Hoping for more travels and crazy adventures!😉


In ordinary days I'm an industrial engineer and an advocate of Global Financial Literacy. In extraordinary days, I'm wanderfully crazy to go on adventures and explore, dreaming to experience life on different places. The world is not scary afterall.... "Life is wonderful journey of crazy adventures!" 😜👣👣👣🌎

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