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Belinda’s Travel Diary

Friday, 21 Jan 2005

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

MapI fly to Vietnam today. Yesterday I collected my visa and realised that the date was wrong. I'd booked my flight for the 21st but the visa kicked in on the 24th. Arrrgh! Anyway, another 200B ($AUD7) and she politely liquid papered out the start date & hand-wrote the "21st" where it had previously said "24th". I now have a slightly dodgy 33 day visa for Vietnam that cost me a lot more than I had anticipated.
Yesterday we saw two movies at the Bnagkok International Film Festival: Harry Om (India) and Private (Israel). The director for Harry Om was in the theatre, and spoke about the experience of making his first feature film in India. There sounded to be many challenges, none of which I noticed whilst watching the movie :-)
Private was sad, and offered little hope for peace. I feel very lucky to come from Australia.