I arrived in Ho Chi Minh and saw you at the lobby while you were reading your book. You were waiting for me and your eyes showed how tired you were after your flight from Singapore. I just came from a stressful day myself and almost never made it passed the immigration in Manila.
But we showed up and we finally saw each other after a year and a half. That was all that mattered.
White Sand Dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam
Vietnam and Cambodia, we gave ourselves a week of pure vacation and we made sure to find time for this quick respite despite our busy schedules.
The sand dunes and the fishing village in Mui Ne, the temples of Angkor Wat, the night life in Siem Reap. All of them were great backdrops as we rediscovered each other. I wanted time to stop so we could bask in those moments longer.
Red Sand Dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam
Whether the heat turned on in Saigon or we were in the mood for love in Angkor Wat, everything seemed to flow naturally. There may have been a sudden turn of events yet we’ve both been waiting for this moment for so long.
For the first time in my life, a 14-hour bus ride doesn’t seem lonely anymore. Sunsets are so much better when I have a hand to hold, especially now when it’s yours I’m holding. I don’t have to experience a thrilling adventure and rejoice by myself because I have you with me.
Red Sand Dunes, Mui Ne, Vietnam
I remember a few years back how we discussed our desire to travel. We were stuck at work which according to you was "for the lack of a better option". We were using the office as a temporary resting place, until we found something more fulfilling to do with our lives.
Because as much as we loved Cebu, it was getting too small for us. We wanted to get out. Now you have your suitcase and you travel by plane. Now I have my backpack and I travel by land. Who knew that our paths would cross again?
Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Spending Vietnam and Cambodia with you made all the waiting so worth it; more than you’ll ever know. I finally gave myself the chance to fall, but I’m really lucky that you’re still here after all these years.
How the universe brought two lost souls together is amazing. I took you out on a date but I got more in return. It made me realize that I shouldn’t lose hope; love exists and it patiently waits.
Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Your suitcase and my backpack, let’s leave our footprints wherever we may go. Long distance may be a tough one to crack, but we’ll make it work. I can’t wait for the days when you’ll be in my arms again. This is a journey that’s new to me but know that I commit myself to you. So hold my hand, hold on tight. Cause I won’t let you go.
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