Posted June 27, 2012 by in Adventures in Backpackistan!

I’m Not Dead Yet!!! (But My Macbook Broke, and I’m Dead Inside…)

Huzzah, I’m not dead yet!! And you thought I’d been captured by Al-Queda and frozen in carbonite. Fortunately, I still haven’t managed to euthanize myself, and I’m now safe in poo-smeared China, eating pigeons in the desert and stuff.

Ten days ago I embarked from Lahore, taking up the ancient Silk Road and journeying through medieval villages along the Karakoram Range. I guess I figured I would be posting new stories along the way. But as it turns out, nomadic Kyrgyz yurts in high-altitude pastures don’t get WiFi.

Which would have been moot point anyways, because:

I broke my precious, precious Macbook, and have henceforth fallen into a catatonic state of despair.

It wasn’t until yesterday, when I arrived in Kashgar, that it was miraculously repaired—by the grace of Allah, and copious amounts of electrical tape.

As of this morning, I’m back online, but with one new obstacle—the Great Firewall of China. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Backpackology is officially banned in China.

Scoot over, Burma, that’s two countries now.

While this new development gives me total badass street cred, it also gives me a massive logistical headache whenever I need to post. But the show must go on, and it shall. New (long-overdue) stories are very soon to come.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an urgent appointment with a diabolical Chinese squat toilet.

Hasty greetings from the Silk Road,


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