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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Travel Abroad - Britt Lapthorne's Tragedy

Travel abroad, especially alone, is many young person's dream. It's the chance to learn things by yourself and have new adventures. However, Britt's Lapthorne's tragedy is a sobering reminder that travellingn overseas is not always fun and games.

With new places obviously comes new dangers. Everything is unknown. Here you are, all alone, usually with a very bad grasp of the language and culture. You may offend someone without even knowing it, and you can never guess how other people will react. An account by Tracee Hutchinson of her own travels paints a scary picture for a lone traveller. At one stage, Tracee had guns pointed at her for wandering down the wrong street. If she was unlucky, who knows what may have happened.

It hasn't been confirmed that Britt's death is due to suspicious circumstances yet, but I think it would be unlikely that she would go travelling only to commit suicide. Her story is the classic nightmare of a young person travelling overseas who may have been the victim of some pychopath. Movies like Hostel and especially Wolf Creek play on this fear within all of us about encountering trouble abroad. Wolf Creek scared the heck out of me because it was so chillingly real. It was based on a real life story and the fact that I knew it could happen really sent chills down my spine.

I hope they find out who, if anyone, killed Britt and give them the appropriate punishment. It would be sad to think that we can't travel to foreign lands to explore and not feel safe.


Anonymous Oblivion said...

If you fearing travelling abroad, why did you book that trip to Wolf Creek with that shitty 20 year old car with the faulty battery.

10/12/2008 2:04 PM  
Blogger The Oriental Express said...

Ha Ha! I travelled alone in Taiwan for 12 days. It was a blessed and enjoyable trip. Of course, I prayed real hard for God's protection and wisdom.

But I don't think I will travel alone in USA, Europe or Africa.

10/21/2008 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Thanh!!!

What happened to "I eat therefore i suck"

Did blog operators decide it was an absolute load of illegible crap using up far too much of the web's valuable resources and shut you down!!!

I swear to god Thanh, I literally laughed my ass off when I tried to log on this morning to find


About fuckin' time


10/22/2008 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wolf Creek scared the heck out of me because it was so chillingly real. It was based on a real life story and the fact that I knew it could happen really sent chills down my spine"

Wolf creek is fictional you big pussy!

It was very loosely based on actual events. All of the sadistic scenes and moments in that film were the creation of Director Greg Mclean.

Are you scared of monster's in the closet at night time as well Thanh!!!

Toughen up Thanh ya big girls blouse

10/22/2008 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Oblivion said...

Halloween is coming!!!


10/23/2008 9:47 AM  

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