I'm planning a trip in 2011 to backpack around asia. I'm interested in really speaking with someone about train/bus travel in SE Asia (Malaysia/Thailand/Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam) also in China and Mongolia, and maybe some other places that I don't yet know about. I really love culturally rich cities and would like to know if anyone has been to any cities they thought were really worth stopping at. I've heard of the main ones but there seem to be other cities off train/bus routes that I'm really curious about so if you've ever travelled like that through SE Asia I would really like to pick your brain.
I'm a female in my 20s, going alone at this point. I don't mind roughing it and have a limited budget.
Also, if you're interested check out my blog to see what I'm doing first -snip-. I hope to post more about my plan once I know more about the places I'm looking to visit.
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