Just after midday on March 19, Naomi Skinner, a 36-year-old international school teacher from England, finally arrived back in her adopted home of the last five years, completing a 2,200-kilometer epic from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. An incredible effort under any circumstances, Skinner’s final few weeks on the road have not been immune to the current pandemic. Having continually benefited from the kindness of strangers throughout her journey, she said this was challenged once news of coronavirus spread to the provinces. “I have found myself fighting a losing battle to find accommodation in the local guest houses that I have used throughout this journey,’ she wrote on her fundraising blog on March 14. “Sadly, the friendly welcomes I had become accustomed to have long since gone. I am now a source of fear in this country.” Originally planning two events to mark her arrival and boost awareness of her chosen charities, both have been canceled in the wake of ongoing social gathering restrictions in force throughout Vietnam. Furthermore, she has been left heartbroken by the fact that her parents will no longer be able to join her and celebrate her milestone. “Last night [March 13] I found out that… Read full this story
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