16 kg is too much to be carried for long time i need to save at least 1 kg in the backpak. And if I grow 2 kg myself I can fly at 73.
With this idea in mind I start to build a cuben tent, i plan to buy a new tablet/hibrid computer. And ... I start to transfer to google earth all the datas that are on my old and heavily repaired paper map of Yunnan and Sichuan that is traveling with me since 2004.
It is incredible the amount of information contained in a paper map full of my writings and sketches, name of places, mountain peaks, and all the roads I traveled. And all this can be read in one single eyesight without zooming out and in. A paper map is a magic tool that can be oriented and shown to anybody to ask informations. No matter who, at the end he will understand. Still those things are Impossible to be done on a mobile phone.
I give up. I decide to cut it in half trowing away the Sichuan plains. But is such a pain to cut this map. She guided me in my most beautiful travels around Tibet since the first one with Giacomo. I got lost so many times and she learned with me, slowly, the roads. A long journey we did to know that area, Asking around for directions and for the names to be translated.
After all this thinking and cutting I saved around 30 grams.