Reasons why I haven’t slept in a long time:

Osaka: slept on a dog bed.

Shanghai: Mysterious “Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr BOOOOM” noise from the attic.

Wuhan: Fire cracker explosions every hour.

Yichang to ChongQing: Spent two days on a boat with a festival toilet in the corner, being stared at by tree men holding potato sacks full of clothes.

ChongQing: Perpetual racket caused by fighting cats.

Chongqing to Kunming: Night bus with beds designed for midgets.

Kunming: Got drunk.

Lijiang: Got up early to go to tiger leaping gorge.

Tiger leaping Gorge: Stayed up late to look at the stars. Got drunk.

Kunming to the Vietnam border: Night bus designed for slightly smaller midgets.

Vietnam border: Mosquito infested room.

Sapa: Got locked out of the hotel because it closed at 10p.m.

Hanoi: Annoying Australian prick snoring like a dying water buffalo.

Hoi an: Other people got drunk.

Hoi an to Nhatrang: Night bus designed for midgets.

Nhatrang: Too angry to sleep due to theiving moto txi drivers.

Mui ne: Got drunk.

Saigon: Furnace-like room.

Mekong delta: Room looked like something out of a horror movie, complete with blood stains, flies, and a length of bent iron pipe next to the door. I presumed the pipe was for self defence, and accordingly stayed awake in case i needed to use it.

Phnom Pehn: Slept in a bar.

Sihanouk ville: Strange man doing crystal meth on my bed.

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4 Responses to “Reasons why I haven’t slept in a long time:”


  1. 1 khkg April 11, 2009 at 6:51 am

    the fact that this list inspires strong feelings of wistful jealousy should tell you just how boring life is once you’re “home.”

  2. 2 Andy April 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Who needs sleep when you’re livin’ the dream eh? 😉

  3. 3 Mark April 17, 2009 at 7:21 am

    I wrtote a crazy screed but it dissapeared. Take her easy. send us an email. from anotheR 3day slleep deprived crazy eyed irish ME.

    • 4 beersonthecorner May 4, 2009 at 8:17 am

      I tried to contact ye, but i couldn’t find you on the information super highway. I’ll try again to track you down on facebook or summat.
      You in australia yet?


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