Posts include days 258-283 in chronological order. Also includes 1 day in Singapore. Click to read each short story.
Friends When You Need Them
I went on a tour to My Son Sanctuary. Some of the ruins had standing buildings that we could enter, but most were rubble. We walked from site to site among stones strewn around the grass. I was alone in the most romantic city and thankfully, I had the chance to meet up with fellow travelers that I had met recently.
It felt wonderful to sit there and enjoy the sun, the breeze, and the ocean. I went into the water once but kept a strict eye on my bag. The resort was upscale and a nice spot to rest.
Stabbed by a Sea Urchin
Concerned, I said, “But I have four of them stuck in my leg. What do I do?” The man said, “You can’t pull them out. Even if you tried, they would disintegrate into your blood. It falls apart like charcoal. It will absorb into your bloodstream and then it will take a few months for your blood to get rid of it. I’m more concerned about your other leg because that coral really scratched it up.”
Stomach and Post Office Problems
I explored Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and needed to ship some items back to the U.S. I just missed the cutoff time and begged to be let in. I also explored a war museum, but my stomach was really hurting.
My Last Day in Vietnam and An Urgent Note to Tourists
Tourists could try to fit, lower themselves into the hole, and then put a wooden cover on top of them that had leaves and dirt on it to blend in. It was sobering to see tunnels that people lived in during the war, and trap that killed Americans like they were animals.
Travel Tips to Thailand and Vietnam
Tips on first-time travel to Thailand and Vietnam including, transportation, communication, cell phone, and how to handle money.
24 Hours in Singapore
Singapore is a fantastic city to have a long layover. It’s beautiful and super clean. It was one of my favorite cities to explore. Beware of the high prices, though.
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