I thought MY imagination was twisted…
Super accurate travel guide about Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai.
(+ a bunch of chats w random humans)
“I bring to you giddy visions of the delicate and spectacular tendrils of narrative and prose that bind our universal consciousness!”
“What the..? Your claws are kind of hurting my scalp…”
Flash-forwards to 2054: I squint down the road. Is that a car? They’re getting rarer and rarer. Most people have upgraded to anti-grav ships or jet-packs, these days. Yes, it’s a car. I lift my thumb a bit higher…
“Here’s the thing. Hitchhiking is… a complete shit show. Nothing ever goes to plan. Actually, scratch that, there is no plan. You set out, you keep moving and if you’re lucky you get somewhere, but hardly ever where you intended to be…”
“Listen man, you got me at the wrong time. Normally I would try and have a conversation with you about this but I just hit my head really hard on the bathroom door frame, and I have no patience for your stupidity right now…”
Luckily for me I’ve teamed up with a hitchhiking super star for my journey from Belgrade to Sofia. Also, I met a very cute stray doggie..!
“A man is arrested and taken to the police station. They tie him to a chair and blindfold him. Then the sargent gets a jug and begins to pour water into the man’s shoes…”
I want to hitch a ride on a private jet. Somewhere out there, one of you has a friend with a plane. I want to make this happen, and I know we can do it. I want to hitchhike the sky!..
I loved the idea that exploring the universe didn’t have to be the preserve of heroic characters like Flash Gordon and Luke Skywalker. Any ordinary schmuck could grab a bag and a towel, and thumb a ride to Alpha Centauri or The Restaurant at the End of the Universe…
“We only have one sort of marijuana in Australia. It’s called ‘dope’, and it’s illegal.”
“This is another world my friend. Welcome to California…”
1. Observe an interesting event. This is actually the most difficult part of the whole process… 2. Fumble for your phone and try to get a picture of what’s happening… Eventually, if you wander around the planet long enough something unexpected / colourful / naked will happen…