fivemack (fivemack) wrote,
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fivemack

fivemack contradicts himself

On one side of the screen, I am writing comments in a LJ discussion of climate change and what is to be done about it.

On the other side I am trying to find the cheapest way of getting to Almaty this Easter, returning from Bishkek. Looks like Turkish Airlines via Istanbul, two four-hour legs in a 737-800 with a five-hour wait at Ataturk airport in the middle, both ways. I think the steppe, Issyk-Kul and the Tienshan mountains are worth two and a half books of mild inconvenience.

I suppose four hundred pounds would buy me an awful lot of travel books about Central Asia which I can read while sitting in Cambridge, I could cycle over to Willingham if I wanted to see hunting with raptors, and Scotland has no great shortage of snow-caps, but I can't convince myself that the fens are a substitute for the steppe.
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