Whilst Japan and other first world countries are presumably easier to survive in (the risk of you dying is probably minimal), it’s time to delve into Southern Vietnam and see how we can try not to get food poisoned/ hit by a car/kidnapped and have our kidneys sold.
It was time to face the fury and grandness of nature in this daring adventure on the Mekong River!
It might be useful to mention that I do not think all traveling should be a sort of constant battle for life, of fencing with snakes and running for your life from a wild boar who you though would look rather splendid if you took a flash picture.
To quote Louise May Alcott, “resolve to take Fate by the throat and shake a living out of her”. Unless you are Vietnamese and then extend said quite to most living creatures, be they rats, banana trees or Americans.
We fly over mountains and rivers to rest our weary traveller feet on the beaches of Da Nang.
As I ponder in my eternal wisdom, I realise that I have seen sights and tasted morsels few other mortals perhaps had at my age.
At times, travelling can be both exciting and tiresome. The constant hassle for money, the new, strange, foreign places, they can undoubtedly be overwhelming at times.