Saigon – and thoughts on insignificance

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So after the two weeks spent in Barcelona I took a flight and landed in Saigon, or formally known as Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Everybody here calls it Saigon ‘though.

The flight was surprisingly cheap. I booked it through Etihad Airways, and it was a total of 420€, from Barcelona to Saigon. It took me around 24h since I entered the airport in Barcelona ’till the moment I exited the airport in Vietnam. I flew from Barcelona to Rome and from Rome to Abu Dhabi in Air Italia. Then with Etihad from Abu Dhabi to HCMC.

I must say that Etihad is really an impressive experience regarding flight. They even have access to internet in case you want it. The attention was amazing. I actually felt like I hadn’t paid enough for all that I was getting.

I had to ask for a pre-aproval letter for my VISA before embarking. There are a few websites you can use, but I did it through http://www.hotels-in-vietnam.com – It worked just fine, in about 72h from my application on-line I had the approval letter to print in my e-mail. The pre-approval was 35$ plus the fee at the airport that was – if I’m not mistaken – 45$. All this for a 3 month single-entry VISA.

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Prague & Freelancing

Hi?

Ok, I know, it has been a long time without any news from me right? I know, I know, you missed me so much you were at the verge of committing suicide, but you need not worry, I’m back, more stupid and currently on the other side of the world (Vietnam). So what’s not to celebrate?

I had promised a new post about Berlin and freelancing online. Forget about Berlin, I mean, I can’t recall most of it at all – let’s say – about things that could interest you vaguely. About freelancing online though, I have a bit to say, since in Prague that was mostly what I did.

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With walking and public transportations and all that I’m pretty sure the count had already exceeded the 5.000km’s

I won’t speak much about Prague sincerely. It’s a beautiful city packed with tourists in the centre, due to the beautiful old buildings and neighbourhoods. It’s also an important country in the overall politics of Europe/Western world due to its geographic position. They have great beer and are known for many things, including Czech Streets. I personally did not feel it to be warm in any sense, I’m definitively more at peace with latin countries.

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Berlin & freelancing online – part 1

Ok, to Berlin, I think I’m gonna divide my thoughts on it in 2 or more posts, not only due to the city’s major importance due to the current state of things in Europe, but also because I really liked it. Maybe it’s due to being summer already and perhaps a trip during winter would have made me feel quite differently about it, but I only experienced it during 2 shiny weeks and I actually fell in love with it.

4.500km until now :ohhhhhwwwwwowwww:

4.500km until now :ohhhhhwwwwwowwww:

 

So where to begin? I took a flight there, as I had already explained, which was the cheapest and quickest way to get there. I usually rather not fly, but take trains, coaches or share rides, you know, carbon footprint and being able to discover more and meet more people, but due to the sheer distance it was easier to just take a goddamn flight and land directly there. I had already heard about Berlin and everybody told me it was quite open, multicultural and cosmopolitan although I didn’t think it would deviate so much from my own preconceived ideas of the german way of being. In a sense it doesn’t, I mean, it’s organised, well laid out and planned, services work very well and all that, but on the other, it embodies quite a big variety of cultures, languages, nationalities and interesting things to do.

There I went to meet Raquel, a portuguese friend of mine that set out to live there a few months ago.

 

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Working with Regus

Hi there,

today I’m gonna talk about my experience with Regus. I got to know regus through elance.com , a freelancing platform I use. In one of the posts they made they talked about it due to the new wave of people that are starting to “work differently”. I was kinda, hmmm, let me see, so I pay 47$ per month and I have access to a truly global net of offices, in mostly any big city throughout the world, where I have a business lounge where I can sit and work (I work a lot in my laptop), with a secure and decent speed internet connection, free treats and snacks along with coffee and some drinks? Really?

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