Research (in search of pirate treasures)

I am seeing out the end of 05 in a hammock… and as I already said to some friends, I am looking at effects of the terror war on the tourist economy in these parts (South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippinnes) – where less and less rich westerners now tend to go – so that their old privileged haunts in five star hotels now come with empty swimming pools (well, a lizard and a palm frond at the bottom); colonial verandas where the cane furniture is piled up under tarpaulins; golf courses where the jungle has grown back to 6 feet high on the greens… workers doing nothing for no pay, but with nowhere to go… minor casualties of the new global order, yet devastating all the same…

back early Jan…

oh, and reading “Caliban and the Witch” – so far its a great book…

happy new year and all that..

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  • John Hutnyk  On 30/12/2005 at 1:46 am

    I am seeing out the end of 05 in a hammock… and as I already said to some friends, I am looking at effects of the terror war on the tourist economy in these parts (South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippinnes) – where less and less rich westerners now tend to go – so that their old privileged haunts in five star hotels now come with empty swimming pools (well, a lizard and a palm frond at the bottom); colonial verandas where the cane furniture is piled up under tarpaulins; golf courses where the jungle has grown back to 6 feet high on the greens… workers doing nothing for no pay, but with nowhere to go… minor casualties of the new global order, yet devastating all the same…

    back early Jan…

    oh, and reading “Caliban and the Witch” – so far its a great book…

    happy new year and all that..

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