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.
I am a turtle; though there seem to be endless quotes about how turtles only move when they stick they neck outs (in a failed attempt to suggest that one must be daring to achieve), all those people have obviously not seen turtles being hurled in a pond. I’m quite sure they’re moving forward without having their neck outside.
Here comes a land so different from my lovely ordinate Japan. Will I survive, or…Continue reading
It seems I’m into Vietnamese lately (pun included for the ones that know), though I must admit their food is actually quite good.