I want to clean my vomit off my bicycle shoes but I’m low on water. I’m low on oxygen too, nearing the peak of Chok-Tol (4770 metres). The altitude isn’t making me sick. I’ve chosen to blame Kyrgyzstan’s national beverage, fermented mare’s milk, which was served to me by nomads in the Chong-Kemin valley. My up-chuck tastes exactly like the horse milk did going down. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little because I’m furious with my guide, Elena. Actually, she outdid Marcel Marceau when she mimed ‘DON’T drink the kumis’. Regardless, I’m still mad. It’s the first day of my three-week mountain bike trip and it’s a disaster… (FULL ARTICLE ON PAGE 8)
Somebody has started a Kirsten Koza/Lost in Moscow Facebook fan-group — and it wasn’t Kirsten. She even joined it, the tart.
Kirsten’s suspenseful comedy Meet the Teacher Creature received a week workshop at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover. At the end of the process was the first public reading of the play.
Kirsten moderated the judging debate for the Leap Local travel story competition, not that Kirsten or any of the judges are moderate — for example, one of them accidentally urinated on Idi Amin, and another did time in a Pakistani torture prison and his 11th book was lauded by Time as a top ten book of the year.