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third time’s the charm

third time’s the charm

Posted from Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand. No plan. None. I headed into summer with a completely obscure idea of what winter would bring. What would happen to me now after the freedom of eight glorious months of worldwide travel? How could anything compare to the blissful days of wanderlust and zero obligation? Money was running […]

Leaving Laos – in the most complicated way

Leaving Laos – in the most complicated way

Posted from Mueang Nong Khai, Nong Khai, Laos. Vientiane – Nong Khai – Udon Thani While most people only visit Vientiane to do visa runs, my visit was for the sole purpose of getting a visa at the Thai consulate. So, in a way, I suppose I’m not far off the mark. Flying into Thailand […]

first impression of Vietnam

first impression of Vietnam

Posted from Can Tho, Can Tho, Vietnam. During the drive into Can Tho, Vietnam, not even 24 hours ago, I saw eight Catholic churches and nine English words, two of them being coffee. People stared into the bus – packed with foreigners – with wide eyes and baffled expressions, sometimes stopping their motor scooters. Vietnam […]

Kep to Can Tho – entering Vietnam

Kep to Can Tho – entering Vietnam

Posted from Ha Tien, Kien Giang, Vietnam. Some people had told me that the southern crossing from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Prek Chak/Xa Xia border was difficult. After reading what little I could find on the Internet I was becoming absolutely paranoid that it would be my toughest day so far, and yet I […]

easy pilot

easy pilot

Posted from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It’s easy to survive in a familiar environment. When you know the streets, the people, the culture, the way, the weather – when you know a place getting through the day or the week is easy – as long as you know the formula. It’s like this for me […]

Packing for SE Asia – step 2

Packing for SE Asia – step 2

Posted from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This is part two of how to pack for a five-month trip to southeast Asia. Part one can be seen here. I hope these shed a little light on how to pack somewhat minimally. This is my first trip of this kind, so I’ve no idea if I’ve done […]

packing for SE Asia – step 1

Posted from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. I decided to put together a video of what I’m bringing to SE Asia for my five to six month backpacking extravaganza. I’m sure I left stuff out, but it’s my first time shooting a video for this website, so any tips are appreciated. Part two on how it […]

inoculations and future packaging

inoculations and future packaging

Posted from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Needles. Bah. But the alternative isn’t so great. There are a few recommendations from Health Canada as to what vaccines one should get before venturing to SE Asia, but I’m not getting all of them. I wish I had realized that vaccines like the hepatitis A and B shot, Twinrix®, […]

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]