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Visiting Vietnam

I recently wrote about my experiences in Vietnam and how anxiety crept up on me. There were a lot of times I felt on edge and unable to relax, but other times Vietnam’s beauty amazed me and I would like to share that in this post. Although I had a rather mixed opinion of Vietnam Read More

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Dealing With Anxiety In Vietnam

I was expecting my post about Vietnam to be similar to other posts about places I’ve been but unfortunately I find myself writing about the anxiety I faced during my one month there. When researching Vietnam I was presented with mixed opinions…some people loved it, others hated it and vowed never to return. The negativity Read More

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Applying For The New Vietnamese E-visa

If you’re planning on a single-entry visit to Vietnam for 30 days maximum then applying for the new e-visa is relatively simple. Before I started travelling last November I’d read that to gain entry into Vietnam I’d need a visa in advance. This would involve purchasing an invitation letter from an authorised visa agency. This Read More

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The Long Way to Luang Prabang

21 days, 7 buses, 11 tuk tuks, 2 boats and hours of incredibly beautiful mountain and riverside scenery and I finally made it to Luang Prabang! I only had one month in Laos and I was toying with the idea of travelling from north to south then heading overland to Cambodia. Something was telling me Read More

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Learning About the Secret War in Laos

Laos is a stunningly beautiful little country which is largely rural and mountainous. I knew nothing of its war-ravaged history before coming here, however, after travelling off the typical tourist trail I am pleased to say I’ll be leaving this country a little more educated. During my month in Laos I unexpectedly visited two places Read More