Archive for January, 2012

GBR done. Next, Nepal and India.

Great barrier reef was great, except for the ear infection that nearly killed me following said adventure. I’ve never been in so much pain. I was on codeine for days, laid up in bed, wondering if I’d done any serious damage. Nevertheless, the reef was incredible The temperature, the colours, the biodiversity … I’m starting to become quite the “greenie” after seeing what’s happening to the coral … nasty.

Visa is being organised for India and my flights are booked in and out of Kathmandu, so my little trip to Mt Everest base camp seems to be getting traction. I just have to figure out what I need to take and what I can leave at home – although I intend to hire a porter, carrying anything at altitude is like carrying a milestone around one’s neck … the camera has to come along though …

Otherwise, same shit, different day. Work is much the same, diving when I can, karate as much as I can discipline myself to do, trying a juice diet to improve my fatigue levels and sleep quality. Nearly finished painting the house – if you leave the spare bedrooms out of the equation …

In any case, I cannot wait to escape this western bullshit for a couple of months. Our lives are so clinical and regimented in this part of the world.

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