Figure out the best place to stay on Khao San Road in Bangkok and where to escape when you've had enough of the mayhem. From Singapore Slings to the changes in Bejing after the 2008 Olympics, gab about it all here.
Dont like buses, take the train. Especially in Vietnam. Beautiful and no hassles of the coast road. The people are so friendly and will share so much with you, while they get to practice on their English. A fantastic way to see the country and meet the people.