A few years ago one of my best friends from work asked me to go on holiday with her. As it turns out I was unable to go as that was just about the time that my Crohn’s was really starting to flare up. How I wish I’d gone!
I’d been invited to travel to Asia with her and two other friends. They ended up going to Thailand, Jakarta and Bali, plus several other small towns and villages in between.
My friend had known how much I wanted to go on the 3 week long vacation so whenever she managed to get to an Internet cafe she sent out emails filled with descriptions of the places they’d visited and the meals they’d eaten along the way. She also sent a few pictures too.
Of course all those detailed letters of her travels and the photos that she sent only made me want to go to Indonesia even more than ever.
I’ve even spent some time on the AsiaHotels.com website reading the Travelers Tales section where people who’ve stayed in hotels in Bali and elsewhere have enjoyed themselves so much that they’ve come back to the site to write about their travels. There are quite a few personal recommendations for various restaurants and tourist destinations.
The site also lists a large number of discount asian hotels. The prices are very reasonable and hotels seem to be very nice. I’m going to keep this site in mind just in case I ever get the opportunity to go to Asia in the future.