Travel | Completed ASEAN in 3 Years

It was 2008 when I processed my passport just for the purpose of an additional identification card or document. By that year, too, when budget carrier airlines gave an opportunity to many budget travelers to travel cheaper internationally. Good thing I have my passport and I am able to avail my mother's sponsorship for the trip. Lol

I enjoy every travel I do. Experience the culture, food and mingle with people. As an ASEAN, my dream is to travel around the region's member states. There is an inviting factor such as no visa needed to travel among the member states. I want to travel on 9 countries namely: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam since I am already from the Philippines. That dream, I think, will need me at least 9 years or that is one country every year. But travel strategies in hitting two birds with is feasible, ASEAN countries are interconnected by land (bus or train), water and air (with more budget airlines). I am able to visit all the member states in 3 years. ;-)

It was in the year 2014 when I started chasing that dream. A trip to Singapore and Malaysia, touring a family made my first steps for the quest, then, a birth anniversary trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Then, in 2015, I said hello to Indonesia. On the same year, I went to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and from there to Brunei Darussalam as a birth anniversary trip. Last in the list, a tri-country birth anniversary trip to Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Oh yes, I completed it!!! My remembrance in each visit is a ref magnet. ;-)

I may not be that kind of a traveler who really immerse myself to a country for weeks. I usually visit other countries for 2 to 3 days only, prioritizing to visit major landmark and taste of their food. :-)

I am a budget traveler; every travel is short and tickets are purchased months before the flight availing seat sale. I can also say, as per my experience, that travel to other countries is even cheaper than traveling domestically in the Philippines. I will definitely share those stories here in my avenue. ;-)

For now, I am satisfied with my travel ambitions. My itchy feet are well spoiled. Lol

My next target is to at least complete the countries in East Asia. But, most of the countries there will need visa. We will see what will happen. ;-)

Thank you for visiting my avenue, I hope you enjoyed.

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