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I arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria.

After 50h, I finally made it. Time for a rest.

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The world outside …

I thought the flight was empty, but lots of students leaving for europe as well. Qatar airport was busy. No one in a Hazmat suit…just saying, Vietnam. Checked into a lounge to take a shower and refill my coffee level. The world seems OK now.

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Arriving at the airport

After almost 20h, I made it to Hanoi. The airport was empty. Only 5 flights going out a day. Now another 16h waiting until my flight at 2:00AM. Home made bolognese and chocolate got me through the night.

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A long journey ahead…

Traveling during these times is a pain in the butt. Nothing is straight forward. I had to take a car from Da Nang to Hanoi because domestic flights were all cancelled. An ambulance got me out of the city where another car waited. We drive through the night and arrived in Hanoi Airport 19h later.

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Saying goodbye is not easy

After staying in Da Nang for over a year, it was hard to say goodbye and getting out of the comfort zone again.

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Looking back one last time…

I will miss this apartment and everyone living here. I love Vietnam for the hospitality and the quality of life. But every once in a while it is good to step outside the bubble and reset expectations. Only then we can appreciate the things we had.

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Farewell lunch with Moon Family…

I knew this day was coming, but I didn’t know it was so soon. I’m grateful for the apartment where I stayed because I was surrounded by wonderful people. We had a wonderful last lunch together and they made me my favorite meal: My Quang.

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Life changes quick: I decided to leave Vietnam

After so many months in lockdown, I wasn’t sure how long this will continue. I decided to go back to Europe. I sneaked out to the beach one last time.

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It is the time of the year again…

… where heavy storms approach. I hope it will not be as bad as last year.

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3rd Anniversary of Moon Hotel

I consider myself part of the family now. It is sad that we couldn’t celebrate with more friends during lockdown. I really hope they will be able to keep the hotel running. I really love it here.

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Pool

I never realized how much work and resources go into running a hotel. During lockdown, we ran out of cleaning stuff for the pool. With flowers and plants around, the pool got green pretty quickly. After a few days, however, the water got clear again. It’s like a interesting cycle to watch.

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Banh Xeo – Famous Dish in Central Vietnam

Can’t be thankful enough to be stuck at Moon hotel in Danang. Still being stuck in extreme lockdown, but we still manage to create some nice dishes and not just eat instant noodles. Banh Xeo, the vietnamese pancake, is one of the most popular dishes in the central and southern region.