Bunjamon saidI went on a 30-day trip through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in 2010, which is the longest trip I've ever gone on. We spent about 10 days in each country, which was the perfect amount of time, and we covered a lot of ground and struck a perfect balance between city and country, beach and inland, comfort and luxury. Staying in a hostel for $6 a night? Spend $10 on dinner (and $10 in Cambodia gets you an amaaaaaazing meal).
I also have a good friend who worked and saved for a year and then took a year off and went and travelled all of South America for 12 months. She came back with impeccable Spanish (she's Dutch, so she already spoke English, German, and Dutch exceptionally well) and a year's worth of amazing stories and memories.
Impressive! Sounds like you had an enjoyable time then? I'm definitely going to be living cheap....so hostels will become my new home. I've heard that Thailand is very cheap and has it's exotic spots. Contemplating checking that out! As far as your friends experience, sounds amazing. It would be great to pick up on a language while I'm gone! I don't want to be one of those American's that goes somewhere expecting everyone to know english, haha. Thanks for sharing!
GAMRican, I'm going to look him up. Thanks for the heads up!
I went to British Columbia a few times....not too far past the border. I was about 12 or 13. We lived about 15 minutes from the border in Washington. Stunning landscapes! I really wouldn't mind seeing it again actually, and exploring more of it! Any place with mountains like that and lakes that look like blue/green gems, I am game for!