It’s now been two months, and I thought I’d try my hand at another update; but in truth, except for my horse related injury, and the enduring troubles with mixing recovery and adventure.
I’m still living the high life, never cooking, or worrying about “upkeep”, rather I do as much as I can, when I can, which is why I go trekking and horsetrekking, and why my current injury is such a source of frustration. If I tale painkillers and ignore it (like I’ve done in minivans on bumpy mountainroads), I might not feel so bad, but when the painkillers wear off, I always regret it and at the moment, my ribs are actually a bit worse off than a few days ago (but now I’m out of the high mountains).
I still love this way of life, there’s not a second of hesitation. If anything, the busrides and the lying in bed, just means that I get to read even more. Since arriving in China some 60 days ago, I’ve read 21 books; and I’m enjoying having time for reading, like few other pastimes. On that note, I’d like to declare my undying love for my Kindle (it’s an ebook reader, http://amazon.com/kindle), my portable library.
The past few weeks have been a joy of yak burgers (though, I’m sad to say, that such a substantial meal is now beyond me, at least until my ribs have healed), hiking, learning bits of Tibetan (tashedele), laughing with Mette, reading books, enjoying the scenery, meetings locals and backpackers alike, trykng new fold and endless amounts of ice cream. ¨
The future holds two weeks in Yunnan (after which my visa expires) and a journey onwards to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, with what they may hold, other than what I expect to be excellent photo opportunities.
I’m glad to share my stories and photos, and I’m forever indebted to those of you, who share your time, interest and encouraging remarks.