I’ve been to South East Asia many times (first time care of my Saatchi client Northwest Airlines.) My next trip is this fall when I think I am going to Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. I highly recommend this area for burnt out ad people. Two weeks in Thailand or Cambodia will clear out the cobwebs.
My top SE Asia experience has always been eating, especially in Bangkok where you can sample food from all the Thai regions.
For your viewing pleasure I offer 51 Explicit Thai Food Pictures and without question the best video on what to do in Bangkok, “25 Amazing Things to do In Bangkok, Thailand.” Both of these are from Migrationology, which is without question the BEST take on Bangkok. Full stop. Thank you Mark Wiens (that’s Mark with a Durian in the photo.)