According to a slightly stupid interpretation of the Mayan calendar, tomorrow is the end of the world. You’ve probably heard.

A few people here in Tarapoto seem genuinely concerned about this potentially life-ending event. Not like running-around-screaming-and-saying-goodbye concerned, but concerned enough to ask — in a slightly concerned kind of way — if other people think the world will end on December 21, 2012.

Anyway, just in case the world does end tomorrow, I’d like to say thanks for reading and I hope you’ve all enjoyed your lives. I’m fairly happy with my 34 years on this little planet, but I would have liked to have seen England win the World Cup. Oh well.

If you are reading this tomorrow and the world hasn’t ended or undergone a significant change, then congratulations. Actually, maybe save the congratulations until Saturday afternoon, as I’m not sure about the exact time of the global cataclysm.

Thanks. And goodbye. Just in case…


Tarapoto on the eve of the end of the world.