Playing with snakes down the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

One thing I love about travelling in Southeast Asia is the laid-back, chilled out atmosphere of the place.

It’s all about kicking back, relaxing, and just trusting that everything will happen in good time. 

Bus stuck in hellish traffic on a crazy road, with as many potholes as there are motorbikes? Don’t worry, you’ll get to your destination when you’re obviously meant to.

Stuck on a boat journey with “no way” to entertain yourself because you couldn’t charge your beloved iPod? No worries, have a coconut to drink from and take in the scenery.

Coconut anyone?
Coconut anyone?

Nothings an issue, it’s all just as it’s meant to be.

And I love it.

There’s also the culture. It’s imperative when travelling that you don’t come with an apprehensive attitude towards another culture.

Rather, embrace it with open arms – grab it by the balls and jump straight into it.

I’m quite an anxious person, but in Southeast Asia I learnt the art of relaxation and just going with the flow.

Fighting the urge to run, and just going with the flow instead..
Fighting the urge to run, and just going with the flow instead..

I’m can also be a bit of a picky eater, but on this trip down the Mekong, when served up snake and rat, I just got down to it and shoved that “weird” cuisine down my gob.

And it wasn’t half bad.

What’s something you’ve learned from another culture?

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