I haven’t had much peace inside hostels or great access to a computer for uploading pictures and continuing the narrative of my journey, but I can assure you things are going well. I’m currently in Saigon, in one of the many coffee shops I’ve found along my journey (Shin Coffee) and I’m making plans for tomorrow. I’ll travel to Da Lat where I hope to find some mountains to hike, less traffic, and some escape from the dust clouds and humidity.
Since my last update, 2017 has been off to a great start. From Sihanoukville, I took a ferry to the island of Koh Rong Samleom before bouncing back to the mainland and traveling by minibus to Kampot (I found the peppercorns). I went back to the capital since “all roads lead to Phnom Penh”. In the city, I found some great cafes and bars and was able to sort out my visa for Vietnam where I am now. Before leaving Cambodia, I made a last visit to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat. Vietnam has been great so far. So much so that I resolved not to try to squeeze in Laos and Thailand to this leg of the trip. I will spend the full month allowed by my visa in Vietnam. This morning (with help from my virtual assitant in The States: Dad) I booked my next flights. After Vietnam, I’ll fly to Delhi and go to Sharad’s wedding in Chandigarh. After a month in India, I’ll fly to Durban where I’ll meet my family for their 2 week holiday in South Africa.
Stay tuned for updates on the past 2 weeks – I’ll hopefully be able to get my pictures together with access to a better computer. And keep following along for more stories from around the world.