Vietnam – The Taxi Driver


I was very sick and I wanted a break. My sight was blurry and weak to carry my luggage. I just slept all day at the airport and felt rejuvenated after.

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Although I am always alone when I travel and always have late arrival, that doesn’t mean I am no longer scared.Some people at the airport asked me where I’m heading as they noticed I have been just sleeping. I told them that I’m heading to Vietnam  and  as usual, the next question is, if I know anyone there  or if I have tavel companion but told them that I don’t have any friends or relatives and is my first time. They were all worried and scared for me. I have no idea what Vietnam is like so I couldn’t answer their other questions. Of course inside, I was scared. I am too small to defend myself from bad guys. I just hoped that their airport is crowded.

In the plane, I was worried about what kind of taxi driver waiting for me. I looked for something in my bag that I could use in case of “emergency”. I found a pen and put it in my pocket….just in case (if u know what I mean). As I stepped out the airport, I saw those drivers waiting for their passengers. They were bigger than me so I was a bit scared. I pretended as if I didn’t need a taxi but when I saw this man with my name, I felt relieved.

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His eyes were half closed, a sign of being very sleepy while his holding my name.

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He was very skinny and I felt tall standing beside him. I put my pen away as I felt safe. He couldn’t speak English but still trying to be nice even though he looked very tired and sleepy.He didn’t rip me off but instead, he was very helpful.

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The taxi driver made me feel ok. I wish all taxi drivers were like this taxi driver. And after meeting him, I knew that my trip would be fine and no need to be scared….. That’s when my Vietnam trip began!

Thanks for reading………….

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