Whenever I start telling someone about my SEA trip, I always start with a recommendation of stopping in Hong Kong. It's a city for everyone because of its diverse layout and landscape. It's also a major international flight destination, and you can find some cheap tickets if you're like me and heading east from the US.
Upon planning our first trip to SE Asia, I was a little overwhelmed. Trying to explore a large corner of the world, with a culture that is completely different from my own, and with a myriad of places to see, left my head spinning. My Pinterest travel page filled up rapidly.