My home base for my seven weeks in India was Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, formerly known as Madras. Chennai is the fourth-largest city in India and boasts the 11th longest beach in the world. And that’s about it, which is why I enjoyed my time there. I didn’t need to accomplish anything. Instead, I walked to the same chai stand every morning. I established a little routine. And I left feeling that I got a taste of life as a local. Here are some highlights…
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I arrived in India for the first time on December 28, and immediately sucked into the whirlwind of insanity that is the Rickshaw Challenge. The 10 days that followed were some of the most exhilarating – and exhausting – of my life.
I spent a fun-filled, friend-filled two weeks in Malaysia, city hopping and island hopping from Georgetown, Penang to Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.
Following my Cambodia Adventure tour, which ended in Ho Chi Minh City, I stayed in Vietnam for two weeks, traveling north to Hanoi through Hue and Hoi An, with a stop in Halong Bay.
I have always been skeptical of group tours; however, at the 11th hour I decided to join Intrepid Travel‘s Cambodia Adventure tour, which led me for from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, making five stops in Cambodia along the way. It was a fantastic 12 days, and I can’t imagine having done it any other way. Here highlights from the tour, as seen on Instagram.