Travel Etiquette in Southeast Asia
For some backpacking is a means to an end — an economic way to see as many wonders as this world can offer. For others, it is a coming of age rite of passage. In either case, popular destinations on the backpacking itinerary are Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in Southeast Asia.
This subregion of Asia — which also includes Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Singapore — is the port of call for the adventurous and free spirited. When most people picture Southeast Asia, warm beaches and muggy urban centres come to mind. However, the climate does vary from season to season, so know what’s in store for your travel dates. As elevation and geographical location vary, it’s best to narrow your search first and pack accordingly.