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The Day My Backpack Was Lost

If you ask backpackers what their worst travel fears are, losing your backpack is undoubtably amongst the top five.
After almost three months of travel, I counted myself lucky for not having hit any major bumps on the road myself. However, on the simplest of flights between Luang Prabang (Laos) and Hanoi (Vietnam) my airline lost my backpack. Already having pre booked onward travel through the country, it was a race against time to work out what happened and how to get it back.
This post tells the story of how it happened, how I felt and how I eventually, thankfully, got it back. […]

My South East Asia Travel Plans

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been spending free time planning my upcoming South East Asia route.

Whilst I loathed to over-plan a trip like this and rather take it as it comes, I realised…

Entry to most countries require proof of onward travel. No problem if you’re thinking a week or so ahead, BUT….
I’ve learned that flight prices can increase blooming quickly.
Australia around xmas/new year is very busy so flights in and out around these dates need planning.
I’m settled in one location right now (Dengfeng) so it’s easier now for me to spend the time to plan than on the road.

I’ll be keeping an interactive version of the map updated in my RTW Itinerary page going forwards.

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