Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Let The Journey Begin

Okay, after many well wishes and far too many going-away parties, i am now sitting in the Hong Kong Airport after a 14 hour flight from SFO.  Only one minor bump so far and that happened when the Cathay Pacific reservation woman told me I would need to have a plane ticket or itinerary out of BKK within 30 days to get into BKK.

After a quick (and minor) panic attack, I regrouped, went downstairs to the business center and purchased a one-way ticket from BKK to Ho Chi Minh City for January 25th and printed the confirmation for my arrival in 4 hours now in BKK where the weather is 81 degrees at 7 pm.  :-)  I don't think I'll be needing this thermal top and wool sweater for long.

I will probably not get to my hotel room until 1 am but am so looking forward to a bit of rest.


  1. Mike, Im hanging here, there is a dirth of postings. What is happening? I am going to Brown's today for lunch. It is a New Years Day tradition. One I was willing to forego in the interest of attending the game today at Fenway park but I was unable to secure any tickets.
    ;-( have a great day.

  2. I'm so glad that we'll be able to keep track of you via your blog. I'm expecting lots of photos and conversation about interesting food, sights and people. Plus, your cultural mishaps and misunderstandings. Post often please!

  3. Hi Mike,
    Where are you? Somewhere without access to an internet cafe? I made a video of female fans with UFC / WEC fighters. I think you'll like it. Say hi so we know you're still on the planet.
    thatgirlisfunny.com to see the vid