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Letters to the Editor – Dirty Pierre on a Motorcycle

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Letter to the Editor from Dirty Pierre:

I love your posts. I am also travelling solo and today I rode of into the Vietnamese country side on my motorbike.

To cut a long story short I got shaken down by some shysters at a remote cafe but on my way back home some school children waved me down for a lift back to school after their lunch break. Two climbed on the back then as we went further up the road 2 more of their friends wanted a lift too, so I ended up with 4 kids and me on a motorcycle.

When I dropped them off at the school gates they all politely thanked me in their best broken English and it totally made up for the bad experience I had earlier.

That’s karma for you.

Response from the Editor:

Hello Pierre,

That is a great way of turning a bad situation around and making something of it. Every moment of traveling is a new moment — hard roads easy lead to fertile valleys and days in the sunshine can turn into storms.

Good on you for taking note of these rapid changes that traveling can bring. This vastly revolving kaleidoscope of feeling, scenarios, and emotions is one of the main reasons why I am still traveling.

Where is that motorcycle journey taking you?

Going all the way to India haha?

Have fun man, and thanks for writing.

I am in the Maine woods living out some hermit dreams for the next few months which Chaya makes the baby. Now fixing up a cabin on 50 acres of woodland.

Going good. Next stop is looking like Central America.

Tell me where your travels are taking you.

Walk Slow,

Wade

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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