Monthly Archives: September 2010

THE PERFECT INSULT

I go straight to the ministry and handed the woman my papers. I sweatily, I took them, crinkled out of my backpack. She was decidedly unimpressed. I smoothed them as I gave them to herbut she looked from me to … Continue reading

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Out of the jungle and into the frying pan

The hissing continued unabated despite my fervent prayers that it should be otherwise. Folks, this is why they tell you not to bring pressurized fuel aboard commercial flights! I realized that I hadn’t released the pressure of the gasoline cylinder … Continue reading

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“I just want to go home”, he sobs

The passengers are gazing at the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s…” “No, I’m pretty sure it’s a plane”, I cut short any jokes, as I am in too great a state of agitation to enjoy their … Continue reading

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To fly or not to fly that isn’t the question one would like to ask oneself

How now, with all the precautions that I took, did my camera still get wet one might ask. Well, you know those gales of wind that I was talking about, they uprooted the tent pegs in the rainfly. Then there … Continue reading

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Some serious God of the old testament shit going on here!

So your in an isolated destination, you can’t get a flight out because you’ve been branded an associate to a narcotics trafficker, you’re slowly running out of money, what do you do? “No, seriously what do you do? Can’t you … Continue reading

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The good, the bad, and the narco-trafficking Sammy

Morning dawns, a glorious day begins, we have finally made it to our destination, now we can go and see the falls! We walk the 1/2 hour or so in the stifling heat to see the falls. There are 4 … Continue reading

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Snakes and ladders

We continue up the steep mountainside, Sammy more or less bounding up, myself…well, let’s not talk about me. There are several stone bridges across ravines which Sammy tells me were built when people were carrying up cement and materials to … Continue reading

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