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Vietnam Visa on Arrival - DONE.

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I just applied and paid $25 for my Visa on arrival on http://www.visavietnam.gov.vn. I decided to get the 3 month single entry visa so I can take my time travel from North to South before heading west to Cambodia.




I did check a couple other websites that offers the same service but they seem to charge around $30 or $31. It's not a big deal but if you saw my previous post, I did book a hostel for $5 per night. Now all I am waiting for is the pre-approved visa which they said I would get in 2 business days by email. After that, all I have to do is print out the visa and bring it on the plane with me.

Note to myself:Photos ( 4cm x 6cm) are required upon arrival Vietnam's airports. If you do not have time to prepare those photos before your departure, you can also get them taken at a Vietnamese airport for 2 USD or less per photo.


A Map for Saturday

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11/3/2012 Saturday. Woke up this morning and I thought it would be appropriate to write about one of my favorite documentaries, A Map for Saturday, that was written and directed by Brook Silva-Braga. Here is the summary of the film from IMDB.com (Rated 8.2/10):

On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents. The documentary finds backpackers helping neglected Thai tsunami victims. It explains why Nepal's guesthouses are empty and Brazil's stoplights are ignored. But at its core, SATURDAY tracks the emotional arc of extreme long-term travelers; teenagers and senior citizens who wondered, "What would it be like to travel the world?".
I have already watched this film twice over the past year and it has inspired and motivated me to do the same. It makes you want to quit your job right away, leave everything behind and just go. That's how I felt a…