Up the Delta without a paddle

It was a good thing I set my iPod, BlackBerry and watch before I went out, as it was only the iPod went off at 5:00AM.   

My Hotel at 5:00AM

As I made my way through what might be confused as a lobby at some hour of the day, but not currently.  The space was combination of a bedroom with people sleeping on the floor, a chair and a cot, a parking garage for 6 motor bikes, a row of 5 tables and yes a reception desk with someone sleeping behind it. I made my way out the door and found a place for breakfast at the end of the street, not much open at 5 in the morning. 

Breakfast – Chicken Soup

I had a great bowl of chicken noodle soup and an iced coffee before running back in the dark to the hotel for my 5:30 apt, or so I hoped.  As I walked in the door a man said simply “boat, boat you boat” and without another word I was on the back of a bike dodging dogs and chickens presumably on our way to the boat boat! 

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to Up the Delta without a paddle

  1. Maggie Hall says:

    Thats insane how many boats there are in the river!!!1

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