I’ve been at home sick for the past few days and have spent a lot of time reading up on travel forums. I’m stunned by how inexpensive it is to travel to major Asian cities from Chicago O’Hare airport.
Assuming I have about 15 days or so, and plan to visit one ‘Western’ city and one ‘Asian’ city, where would you suggest? Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City? Hong Kong and Shanghai? Singapore and Kuala Lumpur?
I’ll assume Bangkok and Manila straddle between Western and Asian. I’ll also assume Japan is way too expensive. I’ll also assume Cambodia and Myanmar aren’t the places for first time visits.
I’d mainly want to visit museums, eat spicy local food, see architecture, visit some temples, and maybe some local sporting events.
I checked the temperatures even now in winter, that is some seriously hot weather in most of Southeast Asia.