Thursday, July 1, 2010


Angkor Wat was amazing but I'm feeling a bit flat at the moment. Feel like I've been seeing too much and am not too excited about seeing other things. Maybe I need a break. Feeling a bit lonely and homesick too which I guess is understandable since it's now been four-and-a-half months since I left NZ. It might also be the dengue fever making a resurgence - I read somewhere that it can come and go for six weeks. So I'll take things easy for the next few days.

I can't slow down too much though because I have to be in Beijing in early August to meet my girlfriend there who is flying from NZ. We're going on the Trans-Mongolian Express through to Moscow and St Petersburg during August and September. So I'll have to rush through Vietnam and do quick visits to Hong Kong and Shanghai on the way to Beijing.


  1. Here's how to test whether you're truly jaded with the big OE: Monitor how much time of each day you spend doing something cultural versus how much time you spend drinking booze in a filthy munthole. Observe the trend over a few days and draw your conclusions. It didn't take long for the latter to overshadow the former in my case - but that was a long time ago and you are a much more sensible person than I.

  2. I haven't been doing much drinking because its probably not a good way to recover from dengue fever. But I have been spending more time in air-conditioned hotel rooms watching pirated DVDs that I've bought. Was disappointed that Starship Troopers 3 didn't work, but 1 and 2 did. Got the Dean Martin Matt Helm series to get through next. And the original Start Trek. I will try to increase the culture ratio.