Ha! I lost about 5 kg in my first week in China – getting around Shanghai along – which in 2005 was still not very well signed in English.

But while my conscious mind was working out what to do, I still somehow felt like I was floating on a haze of wonder.

When I look back on it, it was part and parcel of the travelling experience.

But then again – no one was actively giving me looks of disgust! THAT is hard to deal with and I’d say THAT is what made you most tired (knowing you, you strong, patient guy lol… hey I did say we were twins in our first contact, remember)