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To and Through The Gulf of Aden: Between Farts and Cockroaches

In 1856 the Great Trigonometric Survey calculated the height of Everest to be 29,000 feet. An irritatingly round figure for all concerned. Fearing that their hard work to ascertain its dimensions precisely would be received as a mere estimate, Andrew Waugh resolved to add a little bit on to the measurement, all in bringing it… Read more To and Through The Gulf of Aden: Between Farts and Cockroaches

Miscellaneous and Mechanical Misfortunes in Malaysia

It is quite an unnatural phenomenon on a boat, which should always be found creaking or sighing in some way, to find silence. Whilst I had fallen asleep to the pleasantly monotonous drone of the engine, I was roused from my slumber not by that, nor by the usual whirr of the wind generator, nor… Read more Miscellaneous and Mechanical Misfortunes in Malaysia

A Christmas Guide To Killing Orangutans

Today we kill 25 orangutans. No, I don’t care if it’s Christmas Day. Think of it as poetic if you like: it’s the 25th day of the month, and we’ve got 25 orangutans to dispatch. For years and years our methodical annihilation of Borneo’s rainforests has seen us terminate this many daily, and – Christmas or… Read more A Christmas Guide To Killing Orangutans

Being In Bali

  Walk like warriors, we were never told to run Explored the world to return to where my soul had begun, Never looking back, or too far in front of me The present is a gift, and I just want to Be. – Be (Intro), Common Bali bound. The brochure-beckoning paradise beloved by everybody from… Read more Being In Bali