Hey guys, the title of this thread is a play on Jules Verne's famous book "Around the World in 80 Days" - I intend to travel 365 times longer than that. I've been on the road for eleven years so far, so I have another 69 years to go! I'm going to journal a bit about my travels on this board.
But first of all props to Alessandro for starting this board, I think that was a brilliant idea! There is nothing like a journal for putting all your thoughts in writing - it creates focus and accountability, and I also really believe in the words of Tony Robbins when he says that "a life worth living is a life worth recording".
I'm going to keep this travel log in English, so hopefully we can start a dialogue here that will be a useful exercise for everybody. Right now I'm in Vietnam, and I've been here since I left the Philippines about a month ago. This is definitely one of the most exotic countries in the world, and the food is amazing as well - especially the sea food!
Their language is super bizarre though, they speak in tones like the Chinese do... but they have six tones, whereas the Chinese have "only" four... and you thought English was difficult! Haha. Vietnamese sounds kinda cool though - it definitely has character.
As I had mentioned on another thread, Vietnam is a true paradise and very, very cheap - 10$ a night for a room in a resort (!) with air con, 17Mb/s wireless internet, flat screen TV, queen size bed and private bathroom... right at the beach. South East Asia is really an amazing place. This is my first ever flipcam video, first take, uncut:
So this is just a quick post to kick off my journal, I will be posting regularly here from now on and tell you guys a bit about life on the move. If you wanna hit the road too, just reply to this thread and let me know if I can give you some advice, I'm always glad to help. I'll also talk a bit about how you can travel for free, or make money while traveling, where to find good, cheap accommodation, and what the best places to visit are...
In my next post, I'll write a bit more about Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City.