When Babua finally decided that it was time to go I mustered all my strength, and then I gently placed him in his carrying case. We took a taxi to the vet. It was a warm day, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The vet, noticing that it was a bit difficult for […]
This is Babua. He is an old cat from the yard where I used to live. He is black and skinny with a massive head, and his eyes always look as if he’s angry. He got this name in February. Being a yard cat means that nobody knows exactly how old he is, but word […]
It’s mid-December 2020, and Christmas is approaching. I’m still in Tbilisi, Georgia, waiting for the pandemic to ease up. The Coke-museum is still nowhere to be found. Sometimes I look at what other travelers are doing on the interwebs, and I get jealous when I see them pretending as if the pandemic didn’t exist. Turkey, […]
Finding adoptive families for Coco and Toto has been difficult. Too many cats in this town already. I have tried asking around, and I have tried posting on Facebook. There are specialized groups for this kind of thing. When a few people responded to my posts, I felt excited. So I told them that I […]
I met Huihui on the fourth day of my walk, about eighty kilometers from Beijing. I was very shy and insecure about my project at that time, and I didn’t know what to expect from people. So when this stranger on his bicycle showed up next to me and started asking me questions (where are […]
Today Bobo was extra nice. He sat on my shoulder while I was making breakfast, then he came to sit on my lap, purring until he fell asleep. Meanwhile, his siblings and his mom had gone outside and found a place on top of one of the neighboring roofs. When I finally went out and […]
Funny how I have randomly ended up in a country that seems to be handling Covid19 pretty well, at least so far. Today’s stats for Georgia are: 721 total cases out of which 485 have recovered and 12 have died. Why the success? I think it comes down to luck and vigilance. Luck, because Georgia […]
The Chinese language has a slang word called 猫奴 (maonu) – it means “cat slave”, and if your arms, hands, and legs look like this, then maybe you’re one of us: Each drip of blood a decoration. It’s been two months that Coco, Toto, and Bobo dropped from the sky and into my life. Since […]
These were strange times. Usually, when the leaders of the Communist Party of China mismanaged their country, it only affected the rest of the world in a rather indirect way. Every time when, over the last several decades, thousands or even millions of Chinese people died, the world would just shrug it off. Look over […]
Another thing you can do is download the Google Earth file. It is split into daily tracks and shows some landmarks and some photographs.
Or you could just go and read one of my books.
Meanwhile, I have returned to The Longest Way. Here's a little animated video about the way so far:
Oh, and I keep a few social media accounts: