Tomorrow morning, well before the crack of dawn, I leave on what we're euphemistically (sp?) calling the B Tour---Bangkok, Bhutan, Berlin. It's a trip that's been in the planning for almost two years, ever since I summitted Kilimanjaro. It started as just Bhutan, then I added a long weekend in Bangkok, and then She decided She didn't like being left behind, and so together we added Berlin. I've been a nervous wreck putting together clothing and equipment for three radically different climates---humid and 90, crisp and 50s, damp and 40s respectively. And I've beefed up training so that I don't crash as badly as I did on day before summitting Kili. But that's another story.
It should be stated here that I'm about the only solitary (not single) male going to Bangkok who isn't going as a sex tourist, although my friend Chuckie the gym rat tells me that everybody does it, and what happens in Bangkok stays in Bangkok. I keep telling him no, but....
There are internet cafes in Bangkok and many in Bhutan, and I'll try to post if time and experiences permit. I will return on November 12th, so please check in periodically. Climbing to altitude is optional, but returning is mandatory.
If you believe in a Supreme Being, say a prayer for me, and if you're an agnostic, have a good thought for me. Everyone can always use whatever help they can get.
Earworms-One Night in Bangkok by Murray, Leavin On A Jet Plane