I am typing this whilst having supper. I didn't think I would want to eat after the great food on the flights but I am in the Clover Hotel café at the top of the building, 7th floor. Chicken and rice is going down a treat. With papaya and Sprite I really feel I am back in SE Asia. The flight was on time, immigration petty quick and bag on the carousel within 20 minutes. I was surprised to see a duty free shop in the baggage hall and bought my cigarettes on my card so I really am fully prepared now. Oh, take that back, I can't find as pen anywhere, what a daft thing not to pack. Chris, was at the exit to meet me. He helped me to change my US dollars into kyat - unfortunately all large notes. He then called the taxi driver to pick us up in front of the terminal.
Recently retired from teaching with 40 years experience in many different areas including working in SE Asia and Japan. In my 20s and 30s I backpacked in between posts in Canada, Australia and SE Asia & China. My journals were written in a variety of notebooks and it is wonderful to look back on them and remember the people and places. Now this seems the more logical place to keep my journals and it is great that they can be shared.
I try to upload the blog as I go along but most of the details and photos are added on return home when I have more time and a stronger Internet connection!... full info