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When you're on the road for this long you get good at rationing. In our case, that applies to batteries and to food. I just last week ate a vegan food bar that I bought in LA in the beginning of March.

We don't plan far ahead, so we never know exactly when we'll be able to buy acceptable food. Batteries are the same way. We're on a 32 hour train ride that spans two nights from Saigon in South Vietnam to Hanoi in North Vietnam.

It's the second night now, so it's time to burn off my batteries which I haven't really used much of yet.

Not Quite Making Soap – item #49


"With enough soap, you can blow up about anything” - Tyler Durden, Fight Club

The smell of lavender is thick in the air, as we package the sticky hand-made soap that Viviana is making. She runs Artesanas de Lilith, she just wants to give people an alternative to the toxic and highly chemical soaps, that are available at the moment.

Her humbleness in this project is startling, she has a discrete way of moving about, when she speaks, her soft and mild voice enthrals you into accepting that soap is dangerous, the industry is evil and hand made soap is the way to go.

Well, at least that's what i felt like when I was hijacked into Chinese child labour like conditions, helping her wrap the bars of soap before going to a flea market to sell them. I always loved Fight Club, as you may know, they use soap production as a cover up to provide capital and explosives to seize “Project Mayhem”.

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