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Sunday, December 16, 2012

I'm on TV, I'm on TV!

While I was spending ten days in Noble Silence, my virtual doppelganger - ie a bunch of electrons arranged to look and act like me* - was chattering away about the last four months of its (my?) life.  What the hell am I talking about, you ask? A couple weeks ago I did a video interview with Alexa Hart, friend of a good friend and host of the internet travel show Atlas Sliced.  She asked some great questions, many of which of forced me to rethink what my trip must look like from the outside.  Having been on the road in various guises for so long, I didn't realize how thoroughly it's permeated my blood, to the point that I accept certain thing as natural that others would find totally bizarre.  For instance, the goat brain incident.

I've embedded the video for your viewing ease; you can also watch it on youtube or on the Atlas Sliced page, "Episode Slice 29: Bicycling All Over Asia."  Dang, it sounds like I'm really doing it when she puts it like that!

Enjoy and share.  Make us both famous!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Atlas Sliced website afterwards.  It's full of other interviews with kindred souls who have found other interesting ways to explore the world.


Thanks Alexa!  May the future bring you many more wonderful interviews and hordes of fans.  

*Wait a minute...what am I if not a bunch of electrons clumped up into a Mike-like shape and habit patterms?  Am I the Doppelganger?  I think I may have meditated myself down a rabbit hole here.  More on the fourth Vipassana coming soon...

10 comments:

Alexa Hart said...

Mike,
Was so great to have you on! Keep on exploring this beautiful world and sharing your experiences. You are doing something truly unique.

Adaptasaurus said...

Mike, GOAT BRAIN!!! INSANE!!!

Mike said...

Sunny, were you in the US in the mid-90s by chance? Do you know this song?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNH-32W_KYE

Dave said...

I'm a little biased, but I really enjoyed the interview. Your responses were great, and Alexa is a natural interviewer!

LEE JUN said...

hi!still remember me? haha! I saw your blog and your video on TV and TED.Really good job! Hope you and 玟珪 一路顺风! FROM:BAODING,HEBEI,CHINA

Y.Y. said...

You always inspire me to depart my tiny world, Mike!

Mike said...

DCP: I agree and even told her as much. Muchas gracias for connecting us.

Lee Jun: Of course I remember. I saw on Mingyu's blog that you guys met up again. Looks like you had a great time, sorry I missed it. I'll be back in China sometime in January...any chance you're coming down south?

YY: 좋아! 돈을 계속 모아서 내년 여름에 인도에 같이 놀아야지!

LEE JUN said...

Mike: January is our exam month,so I may not coming down to south,but my friend should be there. Where are u going that time? I thought u'll leave TaiWan.

Mike said...

I don't know my schedule exactly, but sometime in late January or early February I'll take a boat back to Xiamen, then take my bicycle southwest - Zhuhai, Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou...Vietnam! Send me an email at mikemikemikemike@gmail.com^^

LEE JUN said...

Wow!That's cool!Both citys are worth your visiting.It seems u two rode different way.Any way,I'll keep watching.