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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Tightrope over Niagara Falls

You cant see it here but there were lots of seagulls circling and i'm surprised none perched on his long stick.

So the other day I happened to be in Niagara Falls and someone had told me that Nick Walenda decided to go to Canada - on a tightrope, across the falls.

I wangled a VIP ticket, and sat back and read a book (As the whole thing was actually a lot more interesting to see on TV) but anyway, he seemed to be enjoying it and it didn't seem very difficult at all.

Now i'm in Las Vegas...40 degrees of heat, drunk americans in awful clothes, and possibly the most superficial scene in the universe. I must confess, this is the first time i've been here and haven't only focussed on blackjack (or poker) but apart from a lot of good food, and some beautiful hotels, i'm at a total loss as to why anyone who isn't a gambler would ever go here (the $10 beers perhaps?)

Drunk rednecks stumble - through the heat they totter - giving the finger

Monday, 18 June 2012

Obnoxious Haiku's

You all know what a Haiku is. It's a really short and kind of pretentious poem that kind of slips off the know like...

Water of the Dokei Gorge,

you return to the ocean
I to the mountain.

So I thought it would be interesting to write a Haiku about each country I go to. I'd also love to hear your thoughts and Haiku's dear readers. 

Right now, i'm in USA. So here is my first brief attempts....

Fat people sit there,
among the giant redwoods
ruining the view.

or perhaps the poignant

Eating his big mac,
the monk sits in the meadow
discards the wrapper

Beautiful eh?

Anyway, send me some good ones and i'll post them up.
Here are a few inspiring ones.
And here is how to write one. What could be simpler?