The featured photo is from a photoshoot I recently did while bored, much like this post.
I just received word officially that the trip I was planning in April to Cameroon has been cancelled due to potential Civil War. I mean I will grant that is a solid reason and I will keep that in my back pocket as the best excuse I have had for a skipping a trip ever but still. The host that we would have been meeting up with is nervous about upcoming elections and if he isn’t 100% comfortable, then there’s no trip and I understand. It’s still a bummer because this was a trip I was probably most looking forward to this year.
This news came well after I found out the Ngalawa Cup this year was cancelled after I went to so much effort to actually learn sailing. I’m still a terrible sailor but I have learned all the weird, non-intuitive names that boats have for things.
Also had to cancel/postpone trips to South Africa and Kenya for a trip with my Dad in June/July. I’m not terribly upset about that because that will be a good trip but it fits with the narrative I’m trying to build here where only my trips to Africa get canned.
On a different note I’m working with someone I found on Craigslist to translate some North Korean propaganda that I got in Shanghai. I made the mistake of assuming it was in Korean and the translator pointed out it was Chinese characters which should really be obvious considering I got it in Shanghai.
Propaganda nobody can read isn’t terribly effective. This could all be a waste though if it’s something terribly boring but fingers crossed.
Also in a few weeks I head to Kathmandu for the Holi Festival. I plan to wear a white suite and will be meeting up with Eric. I expect that to be a little nuts.
Well that’s the brief update, I should have the propaganda translated and up sometime next week and more China photos coming on Monday. Eric should have the latest Rickshaw Run part as well.