The more I think about it, the more I realise lock down, and all that that entails, is for the privileged. In under-developed countries, where people live a hand-to-mouth existence in cramped and crowded living conditions, their choices are so much more limited compared to the West. I'm not saying this to be snarky; this is a fact. I'm glad you have found work to tide you over though, and that in your experience, Amazon is not as bad as the horror stories lead us to believe. Onward!

Australian writer recently returned from 4 years living in Vietnam. Editor of Vox Virtus and Abroadingly. Blogs at and

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