When Travelling Tonito met Sensationally Smelling Sam

September 2006. London. Location? A classroom in UCL’s Development Planning Unit building. Two strangers sit next to each other unaware of the bond that will form between them. The bond based on an item. An item they both love. The item? Biltong (South African beef jerky). They discover their mutual love for the item. They become friends. Their friendship strengthens when Tonito discovers her amazing smelling hair and Sam discovers his uncanny ability to endure verbal abuse without getting upset.The friendship strengthens for over a year. He smells her hair. She mocks him. They eat biltong. The friendship strengthens even further.

Sensationally Smelling Sam 'using' Tonito as a seat (after hours of abuse)

January 2008. Tragedy strikes. Sam moves back to native Thailand. Tonito wanders around London asking if he smell girls’ hair. Sam wanders around Bangkok verbally abusing passersby.

December 2008. A miracle. Sam and Tonito happen to be in South Africa at the same time. They meet again after almost a year. She calls him fat. He smells her hair. They eat biltong. They are happy. After some mocking and smelling. They have to go their separate ways.

After a day of smelling Sam's hair, Tonito and Sam head back to their cars in a bus

May 2009. Tonito is overcome with pangs of longing for smelling Sam’s hair. He catches a flight to Bangkok. She calls him fat. He smells her hair. They reminisce about biltong. They are Happy. They are joined by Adventurepants Leo. They dance. They sing. But the frivolity ends soon. Tonito has to return to Abu Dhabi. Adventurepants returns back to the South. Sam has to prepare as the pyramids await her.

Tonito and Sam being stupid in BKK while Adventurepants photographs!

July 2009. Tonito overcome with pangs of longing for Sam’s hair again.  He catches a flight to Cairo where Sam is now based. She calls him fat. He smells her hair. They are Happy. They reminisce about biltong. The smoke shisha. He unpacks her TV. Tonito has to return to Abu Dhabi. Sam has to stay in Cairo.

Shisha in Cairo... and yes that is the same T-shirt from SA

January 2010. Tonito becomes Sam’s neighbor by moving to Libya. Mocking and hair smelling activities should soon resume

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