Disconnected and loving it

The blog has gone dark for a reason: I severed ties to modern telecommunications for more than a week. And it was glorious.

When I came to Havelock Island for some reporting, sun and surf in a tropical Valhalla, I completely lost touch. Hell, for several days, the Internet was literally a half-hour drive from my hotel.

And when I finally did stop at a cafe, I (re)learned the painfully slow (glacier-like) reality of dial-up Internet 500 kilometers from anywhere. We’re talking pre-1998 data speeds.

So while I have had many thrilling adventures involving new friends, good food, tan lines, a deadly banded sea krait and one near-fatal (overdramatic: could have been fatal if I had freaked-out and acted utterly stupid) hiccup, the retelling of those tales will have to wait a bit longer.

I should be back to a bit more civilization (sadly) in a few days, so perhaps there will be time to recount my shenanigans then.

Happy Holidays to all.

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5 Responses to “Disconnected and loving it”

  1. Royal Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Slow exposure. Slow internet. Slow beachlife.
    Sounds nice.

  2. mom Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    ‘near-fatal hiccup’ can not be ignored—-i know you’ve had ‘could- have-been-fatal’ hiccups in your travels, but ‘near-fatal’ is new. waiting with bated breath about this; and your encounter with the extremely poisonous (according to wikipedia) sea snake.
    i’m sure it’s all good.
    missing you from our wintery-mix christmas.
    love, mama

  3. Adam Jadhav Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Noted. Could-have-been-fatal hiccup is a more accurate description.

  4. James Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I am a System Engineer, and it’s painful to realize at times just how addicted to “connectivity” our society has become. I HAVE to disconnect as often as possible to make time for playing music in my off-time. At age 35, I feel like though I am part of the generation who brought all of this about, we’re also the last generation to know what it was like to live life disconnected. I was 24 when I got my first cell phone. Now my most irritating users are those with Crackberries and iPhones. You can have your iLife, I’m just fine with my life.

    Cheers

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    January 13th, 2010 at 9:38 am

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