Tag: bionic salesman

  • Driving by Numbers

    Post by The Bounceologist on April 30th, 2011

    The Bionic Salesman
    A Journey around Thailand

    So much for the rain. The newspapers were full of flood warnings as I set off on the second leg of my journey around Thailand, but it rained only three times on a three-week trip.

    Those three rain storms all came on the first day as I drove down the east side to catch the ferry to Koh Samet. The rain came in blocks of sky, an aggravated shout that soon ran out of breath. For a while it was like driving through a liquidiser. Mostly, there was brilliant sun. (Read more…)

  • Bionic Salesman Bounces Through Customs

    Post by The Bounceologist on January 11th, 2011

    Waboba Thailand Road TripThe Bionic Salesman
    A Journey around Thailand

    GUANGZHOU – My journey begins with the discovery that the Bangkok Bounce website has been blocked in China. I can’t imagine what could be so subversive about a website about bouncy balls. Ah, but maybe they think Bangkok Bounce sounds like something else altogether. Shame on you, censors. This is a family site.

    I am traveling with the largest wheelie suitcase I could find. Considerably overweight, and containing a mass of medical equipment, a toothbrush, two pairs of underwear and one T-shirt, it is as stubborn and immovable as a bloated sheep. Apart from a computer, a camera and three Waboba balls, that is all I have with me. There’s no space for clothes. I am like a snake sloughing off its skin. (Read more…)