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Jun 01, 2019 14:37:53

Road to Vietnam

by @basilesamel PATRON | 224 words | 333πŸ”₯ | 375πŸ’Œ

Basile Samel

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That's it. Tomorrow, I'm back on the road again. I've been using and abusing my parents' hospitality for three months, it's time to take off again.

I'm off to Vietnam with my parents and my brother. We go through Bordeaux then Paris by train. We catch a flight from Charles de Gaulle's airport and stop for a few hours in Kunming before arriving in Vietnam. Two days all in all.

My mom boards a plane for the first time, in her mid-60s. You gotta start somewhere.

It's also the first time I'm nomading with my family - working remotely while traveling.

All we know is we are going to stay for three months in the country, including HanoΓ― in June. We want to move across the country but nothing is planned, that's just how we travel - guided by the wind.

We are renting an Airbnb in central HanoΓ― for $480, $120 per person for a month in a nice studio. The transportation from my hometown to Vietnam is about $447 for one way. A ticket often is the biggest barrier to full-time travel, but the living costs quickly make up for it when you stay long enough.

In Septembre, I will stay a few weeks in France to get some administrative tasks done. Then I will spend the autumn in a warm country.

Excited to wander again.

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    @basilesamel enjoy buddy!

    lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Jun 01, 2019 22:02:44
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      @flowen Thank you! :D Still in the Netherlands?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 01, 2019 22:51:19
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      @basilesamel yea, demmit πŸ˜‚

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Jun 02, 2019 11:22:08
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    @basilesamel How did you convince your parents to follow you for 3 months? Is it something they always wanted to do? I don't think many parents would leave their country / house / family /... for 3 months especially being on the road without having everything planned beforehand ;) Have fun and keep us updated!

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jun 01, 2019 17:35:47
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      @valentino

      My parents are used to hit the road for 1/2 months and Vietnam is where my father's family emigrated from so it was a trip we had to do together at least once in our lives :)

      I convinced my brother who is still a student, then we convinced our parents. They are retired so the duration wasn't an issue.

      Really looking forward to seeing how I can mix family life and digital nomading during summer. My parents don't understand how I can travel and work at the same time - my mother, especially, is not a tech person at all - so it will be a great opportunity to share :) Thank you for the reply.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 01, 2019 17:46:38
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      @basilesamel Oh allright, forgot about that! You even mention it a lot, but it totally slipped me. Going to be really interesting to document the journey as you said.

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jun 01, 2019 18:03:33
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    @basilesamel - This sounds like a true summer adventure.
    Enjoy.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 01, 2019 10:33:41
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      @keni thanks pal :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 01, 2019 16:50:44
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