Posted 3/3/2014 by hhill
First, I am happily and safely back after an incredible two and a half weeks in Asia. We were mostly in Myanmar(Burma) and then in Cambodia to see Ankor Wat. Myanmar was especially interesting and beautiful, felt a bit like falling down a rabbit hole. As you likely know, that country has been very isolated from the rest of the world, and is just beginning to open up. The tourist infrastructure is spotty; there is almost no internet availability, and there are no cell phone connections outside the country. At the one hotel in Yangon where there was a very slow internet connection, I tried to get on to Bank of America to pay a bill--and it was blocked. Amazing.
The country is gorgeous; the food is delicious, and the people were all warm and welcoming.We are so happy to have been there, and, especially, to have been there now before it becomes more caught up with the world. As a bonus, it was delightful to miss some cold weather and, instead, spend a lot of time barefoot in temples and sitting my pools.