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... fake or worthless. The biggest experience of contrast between worlds there was our visit to the demilitarised zone. We went to the building straddling the border where they've had 1000s of UN mediated meetings with South Korea. There were many NK soldiers making sure we knew our place and didn't run for freedom. They were so serious. So obviously of the belief NK was better than SK. They had the genuine look of someone who would die to protect ...
... br> Door in the morning at 625am
My final unmutable alarm
Next the ding of the lift
To convey you
And your noisy roller bag
I have developed something of an
Envy of your routine
The regularity indicating
A man superior
To my morning groaning flurry
Of misapplied clothes
Not even attempted
Wilfred Waters 2014
... are organising some races. Because I was getting sick of not competing in cycling here I started the Mutla Ridge Racers Facebook group and we did 4 or 5 rides in the lead up to the North Face Challenge. But they were nothing like the team time trial BIKE arranged a couple of weeks ago.
The team time trial was a simple rectangular circuit around the soon to be dismantled new(!) Al Jaber stadium on the 6th Ring Road. Yes, ...
Last week I suffered the embarrassment of finding myself living in a country that is the butt of a Jimmy Fallon joke. Kuwait and a few other Gulf countries are trying to develop a scientific gaydar. They don't want gays here. This is an interesting development and I have a couple of stories to tell from my outsider's perspective of an expat.
When I first arrived in Kuwait I saw lots of local men wearing what are known as dresses where I ...
... I realised this could be the crazy tough wolf hunting/killing/running with wolves initiation-type-survival-experience-tha t-our-pathetic-weak-modern-man-children -don't-get-in-this-day-and-age. And I made it like that by not bringing a thermal blanket and not wearing the correct socks. Because that's what it was like for those young vulnerable Spartan boys fending off wolves for a month during their initiation back Before Christ. They didnt have the right ...