I am not a writer. I am just the person who is addicted to travels and has passion for capturing every single piece of traveling memories in words
I have been off from this blog for a while, been fucking frustrated by what happened to me. I had to cancel my internship, closed my eyes in order not to have to see my time pass uselessly. I would go though, and the airplane will take off this Saturday morning. I got almost everything packed (clothes, medicine, electricity plug, Vietnamese specialities for new friends,…). But something is not really good in me.
Actually, I am a bit scared since this would be the longest trip and also the most risky trip I have done. Why?
1. I travel with one way ticket only.
You may not be able to get the point here, but after searching around, I found that a lot of Vietnamese travelers have been rejected to check in or even when they get the boarding pass, they can not hop on the airplane, or even worse, they could fly but then would be rejected to get inside the country at the destination. It’s just because they travel with one way ticket only.
This problem does not happen to travelers from the developed countries but it does happen to most of us, Vietnamese ones. All the authorities are afraid that we go and would never come back. That’s why they somehow don’t care that perhaps we fly away but will be back by road.
Some said that I’ve traveled to South of Korea, Ireland and some other countries so it makes being allowed to Malaysia less of an issue. But I don’t want to take risk, I don’t want to be rejected in front of the immigration desk. That’s why I booked an upper bed on train from KL to Hai Yat (Thailand) at the beginning of March, so that I will have proof showing that I would not be in Malaysia for more than 30 days.
Oh I almost forgot to say that Vietnamese passport holders don’t have to get a visa to travel to Malaysia for less than 30 days. We should be happy with that, except for the fucking annoying thing that they ask us to show off the return ticket. I desperately hope that I can go inside but not rejected at the destination.
2. I have not had a fixed plan yet
As said in the last post, I would go to Malaysia not for internship anymore. I would go because I booked my flight already and that I have waited for it for long. So, here goes, without any detailed plan.
Since I bought a train ticket to Thailand so I would go there, after nearly 3 weeks mooching around Malaysia. After that, I plan to find the way to Myanmar and then back to Laos. That’s the end of what I could think. After Laos, I don’t know yet. I try to think that it would be a life of adventure in which I don’t know what is awaiting me, but it still scares me a bit.
But, some one once said that when you feel like your life is useless, either you attempt suicide or you get to travel. I am such a coward that I could never kill myself, so yeah I am traveling pretty soon.
I contacted some Malaysian friends to get advice, to ask for a free couch. I will be fine staying with them not having to pay anything. Meanwhile, I could find something interesting to indulge myself, to find a working space to write on the road (I still have to make money constantly if I don’t want to die of famine)… Everything seems good.
3. Time to fly anyways
Whenever I talk to somebody about my life, they always claim that they wished to be me, they wished that they could go. Okay, traveling is good, but it is as simple as good. Why could not they drop off everything to hit the road? They are too scared and have fear of everything that they don’t know before. For me, that is the most awesome part of traveling, every single thing would be a tiny surprise.
So far, the fear of not being allowed to the country is the most concern to me. I am expecting for the best.
About my life during the time I have not blogged anything, here are some lovely updates:
Just a quick update. I hope that I could write another post this weekend which means that I am enjoying myself in Kuala Lumpur. God blesses me! Love you all! Stay tuned!