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.

Words, exiting:

“I’m going from Hanoi to Jakarta overland, on a bike.”

Unspoken subtext:

“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.

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