The author’s guilty genius
I feel that omitting certain details about this magnificent trip would be insincere. As if I’m pawning off my travels as something greater than that which they would be if I was cycling the whole distance. I am not.
“I’m going from Hanoi to Jakarta overland, on a bike.”
“I’m skipping the 1500kms in Thailand by flight, and I may also use public transport to save time. Yeah, and possibly dismounting altogether halfway.”
But all these small details often get lost in the flow of conversation, so I just avoid them unless someone asks. For the record: I’m cheating.