The Time I Went To The Airport With No Ticket

I arrived by bus around noon, walked up to the airport counter, and said, “I’d like to get on the next Jetstar flight to Singapore. I saw online that there’s one at 2:30, but it’s too late to buy it on their website. Where can I buy my ticket?”

The response I received was a wall of blank stares by all three of the information desk customer service team members. A few moments later, one of them said, “You don’t have a ticket?”

“No” I replied, “I want to buy one now.”

It turns out, Jetstar does not sell their tickets at the Phuket International Airport in Thailand. I had to buy one online, and it wasn’t the 2:3o flight. Unfortunately, I was going to have to wait for six hours for the following flight in an airport consisting of one small gift shop, a Dunkin’ Donuts (which I was excited to see because it had been nearly a year since I’d been to one), and a Subway sandwich shop. I read a lot, sat on a few different benches, and ate a sandwich.

So, how did this happen?

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How To Obtain A Vietnam Visa On Arrival

When I was thinking of going to Vietnam, I was intimidated (or just lazy) about needing to get a travel visa. I knew it was something I would have to deal with, but I left for SE Asia without actually looking into it. When I met up with a friend at the start of my trip, he was saying it can take up to 3 months to get the visa. What?! I wanted to go to Vietnam within the next month and a half. Was I going to have to skip the country that I wanted to see most? Continue reading