Details of Life on the Road: Street eats, cheap sleeps, budget travel experiences

6 things I learned On My First Long Distance Bus In Vietnam

6 things I learned on my first long distance bus ride in Vietnam   The title of the post should actually say “…re-learned…”, because I already knew and had experienced all of these things from taking buses in other parts of Asia, as well as in South America, but I had forgotten them. With a little bit of planning and research, as well as word of mouth from other travelers, you may be able to avoid...

Another Day, Another Birthday

Another day, another birthday. Today I’ve started my 28th year (Happy birthday to me!) on this beautiful earth. Wow, it’s hard to believe just how fast the time passes. Perhaps not in relevance to certain creatures – such as the mayfly which has a lifespan of only 24 hours – but as the years continue to pile on each other, the more I consider just how short our lifespans are in the whole scheme of...

The Perspective Chronicles: Meet Zen Tommy

The Perspective Chronicles: Meet Zen Tommy What is your name? “Thomas Runggaldier” aka Zen Tommy Where are you from? “Selva, Italy” What is your age? “36” Why are you in Vietnam? “Teaching kitesurfing in Mui Ne” What comes to mind when you think of a hostel? “Cheap sleeping, to see people from different countries, meeting international travelers” From which country are most travelers? “Germans” Why do people come...

Good Morning, Veitnam: Days One And Two In Saigon

After 27 or so hours of flights and layovers between Calgary and Ho Chi Minh City, I finally made it to Vietnam – and what a relief it was. The journey was not ridiculously long, but after so much planning and research, it’s just nice to know that your work has paid off, that you’re alive, and that you can now relax (kind of). The long transiting and layovers weren’t all that bad. What I learned:...

Evan On The Road’s First Post: The Beginning

And it’s live. This post, ladies and gentlemen, has been a long time coming. Please be patient with my limited computer skills – I’m sure the blog will be changing formats for quite a while as I’m still tinkering with all of the settings trying to find “the right look”. Nonetheless, expect many travel related posts from me in days, weeks, and months to come. I’m currently...

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