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Eat Your Way around the World

Southeast Asia comprises two geographic regions: the Asian mainland and island arcs and archipelagoes to the east and southeast; or in other words, countries such as: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

The entire area is very popular among RTW travelers for various reasons, but the most important is the low-cost of living and traveling here. If you book multi stop flights RTW ticket, you can explore a lot of what the area has to offer.

If you are a sucker for fruits, just like me, don’t forget to eat your way through the weird fruits of Southeast Asia . You’ve probably seen them in TV shows (Bizarre Foods, anyone?) or even in the supermarket isle in your town, but the experience is definitely unique if you sample them in the open air markets in South East Asia. I admit I have my eyes on several exotic fruits – rambutan , dragon fruit and green mango – and I cannot wait to try them locally.

Of course, a visit in the open air markets should also include sampling of the local foods. Vegetarians will love the many rice dishes. You can also try the vegetable dishes. Remember when Anthony Bourdain tried the nasi timbel (white steamed rice wrapped in a banana leaf)? You should do that too!

As soon as you figured out the flights, look for cheap South East Asian hotels . For just $27 a night you can stay in a 2-star hotel in Indonesia.