Hi everybody, back for good i hope: it was a battle to the bone to get onto beethoven! took literally month! The feeble thing that is called internet here: 1st one has to buy the right mobile phone in PP ( mine turned out to be 'too advanced'' they said at mobitel,- in PP of course- where a young lady who looked about all of twelve years old- had a heart after, some begging and $5.-, and hooked me up via Bangkok.- (?)
then my connection cable turned out to be a fake one- by now i am back in sen monorom, 9 hours by taxi, and on the next visit to pp i also had to replace my dear old laptop, that gave the ghost after some unholy alliance with lightening via the electric wire. quite a sight, btw.
so now i finally seemed to be all set: and lo and behold it worked, kinda...i could get anywhere on the net- but beethoven. then, yesterday after a lot of beers with friends,a bright idea: i changed to google chrome, the download took about two hours- but, here i am, back, or so i hope. in a month or two, one of those wonderful cables from Saigon will grace our jungle town and internet should be 'state of the art'or whatever that may or not be hereabouts....
Great pictures from the Saigon cables! looks just like PP, will try and find you a pic, Shap.
Well, life goes on its own, sometimes rather booring way in senmon. things have gotten better: 24/24 electricity, internet, light to read by at night, movies on the dvd, let the rains come! last year, man that was bad, 6month rain and no electricity at all.
..and loads and loads of cooking for bhp: by candle light....
the in November we got electricity, what an imorovment, and more cooking for bhp, actually so much that i did have almost no time to take care of tourists: having some dreadlocks asking dumb questions was not something that the- rather big- guys from bhp sufferd gladly, especially when they had a few.
A friend to me in PP: had some of your renegades in (meaning bhp) how do you survive? me: hide behind the bar, what else?
Well now the project has ended- see global crisis, and i have to live with the rainy season, the tourists and a lot less money.
Sure: maybe i should not have taken that short holiday to bkk, where i did pig out on books and cook books, and yeah, one more dog: a shar-pei puppy.. she is called cousin id, 12 weeks old today and already half as high as elvis...and smart...
Will send pictures soon.