When I was a journalist, I lived in Bangkok for two years, covering Southeast Asia. It was a wonderful platform to visit the entire region and I'd be hard-pressed to decide which country was my favorite - because they all were.
Asia was an easy continent to travel solo as a woman. Most of it is relatively safe, the food is extraordinary and the variety of cultures is immense. No two countries, nor even two regions of a country, are alike, a diversity that makes Asia travel a delight.