A short note from a place that smells of rotten...
So, 13 days in New Zealand, and pretty much nothing has gone according to plan. Actually my plans change every couple of hours - literally. There has been a lot of improvisation on this trip so far. Some of it good, some of it bad. I lost some time and money with stupid decisions, but I also enjoy the freedom of doing what I want when I want, and some of the unexpected things turning up, such as...
(something different) Jimi Hendrix himself said it: sometimes you’ve got to sacrifice the things you truly love. Now I didn’t have a Fender Stratocaster to burn, but in Battambang I did sacrifice (our rather, recycle) my one item of clothing I was probably most attached to: my pair of brownish grey vintage trousers. I’d bought them ten years ago, in a second hand shop in Granada, Spain, where I...
Last day in Asia!
So I’m back in Bangkok, it is Tuesday the 15th of March, and my last hours in Asia are ticking away. One more shower and then I’m off to the airport to catch my flight to New Zealand. It is a bit scary, not the actual flying (even though it’s a 12 hour flight, not something I’m looking forward to), just, how I’m gonna deal with stuff there, how to organise trips and...
Mental photoshop: Cambodia, part 2.
As the bus races through the endless dry flatness of central Cambodia, I apply some imaginary photo editing to what I see outside the window. First of all, I replace the yellow, parched unattended rice fields with rice fields that are in use, of the most vivid green imaginable, such as I’ve seen in other places before the dry season became really dry. Next, I remove the eternal hazy, pale dull sky...
The joke is on me.
If you had told me half a year ago that I would be using a hipster vintage picture emulator on a smartphone, I would have laughed at you.