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I Found Scales

In an amusing incident, I found some scales in a restaurant in Vang Vieng the other day. Bearing in mind that the scales could be wrong, it appears that I've dropped to 68 kilograms now. That's 17 less than when I left NZ, about 20, of my weight gone.

In other news, I'm planning to start marketing a new diet system once I get home. Clients will be supplied with three month return ...

Everywhere is Weird

So, I've been thinking about something as I've been travelling around. Everywhere I go, weird things jump out at me. Things that seem different, strange or outright stupid. Often the latter. But gradually awareness came to me that everywhere is weird. So what the hell is going to jump out at me when I come home?

Also, just to note two things; first, I'm back in Laos, so...

Health, Wealth and Happiness

Just a quick post to let you know about a couple of site updated as well as to let you know about my health.

It seems that the barrage of pills was too much for whatever it was that had taken up residence somewhere in my digestive tract; I'm feeling good and healthy, much more energy than I've had in months and no excessive visits to the bathroom. So all those pills were worth it! ...

Tibetan Styles

Still further massive distances have been covered; check the travel section. The last few days have almost been Pakistani in style; short distances in long times! We've been cruising along the western border of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, near where they meet Tibet, and the Tibetan style culture is strong here. We're told that the Chinese repression isn't so str...

The Middle Kingdom

From the Pakistan, "the Land of the Pure", through the Valley of Blood, to the China, Middle Kingdom, the epic completion of our Karakorum travels. From the Pakistani border at Sost, the Karakorum Highway winds through ever tighter gorges, climbing up towards the Khunjerab ("Valley of Blood") Pass to the Chinese border. From the top of the pass, the change in landscape from Pakistan to Chi...

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