Yes it is intentionally corny, and yes it is true. When hearing about 4000 islands you feel overwhelmed with such a staggering number. In reality, all you need is Don Det. A river-island carved by the Mekong, a large river flowing south from China, spilling into northern Laos then traveling and widening out at the southern end of Laos, creating “4000 Islands”.
Spending the days lying on the beach, quenching your heat exhaustion by diving into the cool waters. The murky yet fresh look makes you think it’s 20 meters deep, but your inability to comprehend the depth doesn’t give you enough courage to dive to the bottom. So just relax, watch a movie at Adam’s Bar, and enjoy the weather…cause there ain’t much else to do, and that’s exactly why you do it.
Spending my days with David talking what he called “nonsense”, set my perspective on socializing. That termed coined in any other conversation of a serious matter, would have been offensive. But, that was exactly what our conversations led to, and what most conversations without thinking lead to. Which is the quickest way to get to know a person, and an amazing way to socialize while traveling.
Time is limited with the people you meet, like svenska supermodeller, so make sure you talk nonsense until you have nothing else to say. I took that idea to Cambodia and continue to talk “nonsense” with every new person I meet.