10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’ve Traveled Southeast Asia


1. “Spicy” in Southeast Asia is a million times hotter than “spicy” in the West.

2. The food on the street is as good as the food inside a restaurant, if not better!

3. Almost everything is negotiable.

4. The price of a 5-star luxury hotel in some places in Southeast Asia would get you at best a Holiday Inn in the West.

5. The feel of a fresh wet wipe on your sweaty brow can be divine.

6. Things have a habit of taking on a magical quality.

7. Pooping outdoors can be luxurious.

8. Sunsets look better over a beach.

9. Showering 2 or 3 times a day is totally normal.

Image by Hannah Agosta.

10. And air-conditioning can be man’s best friend.

Image from Foxadhd.

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