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Train Into the Unknown
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As Tall as the Mountains
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Rhythm of the Sea
Window to Another World
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Train Into the Unknown

6 weeks solo backpacking Vietnam. Travelling to a completely foreign country alone may seem a daunting experience for any 18 year old. This along with no internet, or any plan whatsoever can make the recipe for a very interesting few weeks. I covered what some may label as stupidity with the term 'character building', with the logic of the more you step out of your comfort zone, the more you learn. I wanted to find my own way. All I had was an old nokia button phone, a fully mechanical film camera, 20 rolls of triX film and a thirst for adventure.

TAGS: Candid, Portrait, Travel, Vietnam

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Busselton, Australia
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Date Taken: 09.2018
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2018, 2:16 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Quy Nhon, Vietnam