wherever we go, the local people have a huge impact on our overall opinion of a country. Southeast Asia has some of the kindest people anywhere on Earth. This is the perfect place to have random, amazing encounters with the friendly locals. Who wouldn’t melt at the sight of a Burmese smile, or join along with the laughter of a group of Cambodians? We love sitting with the residents of whichever town we’re in and attempting to speak their language, while sharing food and drinks. Whenever there’s an opportunity to have an authentic experience with the people, we jump at the chance. Spending time with the inhabitants of each country is the best way to get a real feel for their way of life and their customs, and Southeast Asia is a great place to do just that.