The silence…

… is deafening. With apologies. I’ve been travelling in the ‘wild west’ of Qinghai and Gansu for the past fortnight, with a week left before I’m back in Beijing and blogging will rebegin with a vengeance.

Am I – I hear you ask from afar – cut off from internet, civilisation and all but the most basic toilet facilities, in this ‘wild west’? Did I possibly craft some crude WAP device out of bark and earth in order to post this?

Not quite (except the toilet bit). But still: being on the road means less time for 6, more time praying for a suspension system in my stomach to help ease those bumpy bus rides.