Sunday, April 10, 2011


Last week threw me for a loop, and I'm starting to recover, after a haircut, massage and two days of doing absolutely nothing, except narrowly avoiding pickpocketing (a story for later).

This week is Khmer New Year, and most Khmer take the week off and travel to see family. I will be working from home for a few days, and by "home," I mean some place in Vietnam where I can plug into an internet connection for a few hours. Because I don't yet know, with certainty, where I want to go and, more importantly, if I will have time to go there.

What I do know is that I want to work my way north, probably to Hoi An, probably to Hanoi, and ideally to Sapa, though Sapa is unlikely. I also know that I prefer overland journeys, so it will be slow travel and lots of time staring out windows of trains and buses -- unless, of course, I run out of time, in which case I'll hop back on a plane to Phnom Penh.

I have Zadie Smith's White Teeth packed and a list of beauty products I want to track down.

I will write from the road.


  1. hope you have a great time!
    my mom is from hanoi.

  2. Wishing you the best. I love Zadie Smith so you are in good book company.


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