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... through the lobby of our hotel, a local man about our age nodded to us as we passed. Of course we waved back. He then waved us to come closer, so we did. We all introduced ourselves and he invited us to sit with him and have coffee or tea. If I hadn't read that travel tip I would have politely declined, as we were on a timeline to get our bags from our room and check out on time (the hotel already said we couldn't get an extension as the room was ...
... as we arrived and happily told us in perfect English what it involved, then encouraged us to go downstairs where we could take a short ride on a camel, again for free. He then showed us a better place to watch the racing, right at the finish line against the rail. It was a most unexpectedly pleasant experience. We watched a couple of races like this before deciding to join in the race ourselves.
I don't mean we jumped on a ...
... Being There has a couple of bits of dialog I would like to quote here. The first is when the terrifically naive protagonist, Chance, happens to meet the US president. Chance was a gardener for a rich man who never saw the outside world until middle aged, when his employer died. His only lenses on reality are the garden he tended and the TV he watched for leisure.
Do you agree ...
... than my desire to display irreverence. In a detestful tone I told the taxi driver to take me back home, I changed and we retraced our route back to the restaurant, me walking in nearly an hour late to lunch. How did it go? Well, we had something to talk about at least.
I guess all of this begs the question: what would happen if I fronted up to immigration at Kuwait airport in my kilt? Would their evidence based gaydar return a false ...
... but we'll get to those boring details later. The walk was 100km long, the Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane, to be completed in <48hrs. There were 300+ teams of 4, and about 600 pairs of bespoke carbon fibre walking poles carried by people who wanted to show that they were really prepared.
Actually those can be quite useful, 4 legged animals are faster.
Anyway, on with my autobiography. So I'm in this walk because other people were, and it was ...