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vertical lines

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Those of you who have been watching my Let’s Walk videos probably know that I was extremely dissatisfied with the gimbal camera that I was using. In fact, I hated it with a passion. So I was very excited about this new camera that I had bought: Hopefully it was going to make my life […]


Bob Ross

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Woke up in Taichung and rewatched a video I had recorded the night before. It was about Taiwan: After breakfast, the publishers took me to Kaohsiung, a large city in the South of Taiwan: We went to a large book store: We had a podium talk scheduled there, and when I got to the venue […]


where did the day go?

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I took a plane to Dubai and then another one to Taipei. Both times I got assigned a seat not next to the window and not next to the aisle, but smack in the middle. It wasn’t that comfortable: Good thing Wonder Woman was on, which I had been wanting to see for a while. […]


the peacock

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I was going to leave Isfahan and take a night train to Tehran today. Needed to catch my flight to Taiwan from there. But! There was at least one more mosque on the Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan that I hadn’t seen yet: It was the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a rare private mosque that a […]


my yoke is easy

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So I left. I figured the least I could do was walk to a friend’s house in the western part of the city. Leave the crowded area around the shrine. Leave the roaches. Breathe. It turned into a very angry walk. I squeezed through some of the most insane traffic I had ever witnessed. The […]


like a ghost with the money

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I decided to go back to the bazaar: It was located right next to the Holy Shrine, so I hung out there for a while: And I marveled at the fact that a lot of Mashhad’s traffic apparently passed through a maze of tunnels right under the Shrine: Then I went back to the hotel. […]


need a toy

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Went back to the visa office and picked up my passport. It had a little stamp in it: So I figured I was good to go. Or stay in. Or do whatever. I decided to have a non-alcoholic beverage: And then I went to the bazaar: They tend to be pretty similar, these bazaars, regardless […]


Baby Roach

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Worked on the blog: It takes time, especially editing the damn videos. Anyway I went out once, when the afternoon sun was deep: And I noticed that the streets were quiet and the shops were closed: It was Friday. Of course. The Jews have Saturday. The Christians have Sunday. The Muslims have Friday. I’m sure […]


Mashhad

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Woke up in Hassan’s place, had breakfast, watched some cartoons on the tele. We took some pictures of Hassan: And of his little daughter Mahdiye: Hassan insisted that we comb my hair (he had been a barber at one point in his life), and I suffered in silence: It was all very relaxed: Then we […]


decorated cars

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I left the madrasa early in the morning, and when I did, almost everyone else was in class already. Some of the guys had come to see me off, and I decided to take my Let’s Walk video right there: And then I was back on the road: One time a large herd of sheep […]


all the verses

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The night had been a bit bright with the lights of the mosque, and it had been a bit noisy with the people who came to rest, drink some water, or wash their hands from time to time. But it was okay. I left early in the morning: Saw a shepherd: Saw a truck: Many […]


Sepultachios

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Started walking at six thirty in the morning. There was a mountain range ahead that I would have to cross today, so I needed all the time I could get. Walked past the mosque: And past the village: There were many buildings that looked abandoned: And then I was on the road that led into […]


my black flag

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When I woke up, I had a Lady Gaga song stuck in my head. The NA clock was still there: And so was the NA tea pot: I said goodbye and left the little mosque: The village still looked a bit like a frontier settlement from the Wild West: But the black chadors everywhere broke […]


The Sultan’s Beautiful Young Daughter

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It was the same as every time when I started on a journey: there were worries, and there were preparations to be made. But I had to step out into the unknown at some point sooner or later. So I did: And on the way, I finally took a picture of that melon monument outside […]


The Grand Vizier JAFFAR Rules

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I decided that I needed a sim-card in order to access the interwebs. Also, I wanted to look at Iran. So I took my camera and went outside. The actual city was about a kilometer or two to the north of the hotel. On the way there I saw a lot of these signs: And […]


really

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Last day in Turkmenistan. As unbelievable as it had seemed only two weeks earlier, I was about to reach the border of Iran on foot. I felt tired. I felt excited. It was like a fever. So I left the hotel and looked back: A strange place, but a comfortable one at that. The Boss […]


Tears

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When I woke up, Nang was still there, and after I started walking… …he decided to come along! I could hear his little paws follow me on the asphalt, and every now and then I would stop to give him some water and pet him. We were walking together, Nang and I. It was MAGIC! […]


and along came Nang

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The night had been pretty shitty. But there was nothing to do but walk, so I did that. I started walking in the dust: Sometimes there was a dirt track right next to the road, so I tried walking there, but that meant even more dust: I eventually ended up back on the road: It […]


8-0-0-0

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I had gone to sleep with 7995km down. So when I woke up, the next celebratory dance was just a bit more than an hour away. I had danced seven times before. Now was the eighth time. Eight thousand kilometers from Beijing to here. So I got on the road, walked a little bit: And […]


a possible shortcut

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These are the slippers I had worn for about 100km through the Turkmen desert: They looked the part. I was glad to be back in my regular hiking shoes again. The Caboose was doing a great job, by the way. No problems whatsoever, she was always there, ready to go: We passed what looked like […]