In October of 2019, I will escort 10 excited women to Bangkok, Thailand (The Land of Smiles), Taipei, Taiwan and three cities in Vietnam — Hanoi, Hoi An and Halong Bay!
Experiencing a country’s culture, particularly its food scene gives you a close up glimpse of what the people cherish.
When I visited China in 2005, I really found out what culture shock was all about. Asia was unlike any of my previous travels. Toilet usage, certain spices, Tai Chi in the parks and fresh, fresh fish, Communism and the way the Chinese interface with these facets of their culture are unforgettable.
I suspect Southeast Asia will present to us nuances that will shock us even more.
What’s the use in traveling if you don’t experience and see something diametrically different from your normal.