Here I thought I was in a great place to start blogging again in earnest, but of course these things never work out as planned.
Chiefly in my way: a fairly horrendous stomach sickness. Said bacterial menace has kept me partially to totally out of commission for upwards of 2 weeks and has been resistant to: countless Immodium; the BRAT diet (which here consists basically of mini-muffins, bananas, white rice, and fake packaged bread which they call "france bread" when I can find it); two rounds of Cipro (the all-purpose travel antibiotic engineered to wipe out anything residing in your tummy); and a Chinese IV treatment with replacement fluids and antibiotics. And yet my stomach continues to rebel. I gotta tell you, I'm pretty ready to throw in the towel, regardless of what a sad, disappointing, and frustrating ending that would make to this wonderful adventure.
But you gotta quit sometime, and I'm not sure how much more intestinal fortitude (pun intended) I have.