Stuck in the middle. What should I do?
Trip Start Oct 08, 2007
110Trip End Dec 16, 2008
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In the morning I'll give it a second try for a Chinese visa.
I get up at 6am the next morning to claim my spot towards the beginning of the line in front of the Chinese Consulate. The lady at the counter tells me to come back on Friday to receive my visa. Second time lucky! Thrilled beyond words I head to the near by internet cafe to check my email. First thing I see when I logg in is Yhaoo's headline news - devastating earthquake in Sichuan. My plans evaporate like a morning mist. China remains elusive and unattainable. I see myself from a distance - I tiny dot on the world map, South East Asia, Central Thailand, Eastern Bangkok. No purpose, no plan, no real reason to be here, or anywhere else. For first time in many, many years, I'm not sure what to do...or why.
Coffee, Skyping Kety, second coffee, noodles at a street stall, haircut, shopping, a Japanese burger and a cocktail in a go-go girls bar with an OZ guy I meet at the mall. The picture has not improved very much. Let's see if I get the visa at all. I did make it very clear on my application form that I'm planning a trip to Sichuan.
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