Stuck in Udomxai
Trip Start Sep 09, 2004
394Trip End Ongoing
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Actually the location's great, surrounded by mountains in the Nam Ko basin and all - very very nice. I got here at noon hoping to to jump on another bus and head east over to Nong Khiaw, but there isn't one. Until tomorrow. Though that's not the problem.
I've done my back in. I don't know how, probably something to do with the mountain bike incident of yesterday in Luang Nam Tha. But it's well and truly screwed. Struggled on the bus this morning as it screamed in and out of pot-holes and spent much of the time generally flying about in my seat. I knew then it had the potential to ground me.
It's now 9pm and I'm absolutely writhing. I can't pick up my bag, I can't pick up anything, I can't stand up straight, I can't breathe in past the half-way point and god knows what will happen when these immodium wear off. I can't lie down. But I can sit. And they have wireless here. Of all places. I've even resorted to gobbling down my last resort (and only last resort) cop-a-load-of-this painkillers. They've done jack shit. This is a proper wounder. I'm literally.. immobile.
Apart from that life's great..
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