I arrived in Chiang Mai this morning, after being awoken by one of the assistants on the train offering me breakfast. The ‘sandwich’ I’d ordered the night before was tightly wrapped in cling film. On the plate was the bread, the eggs, the ham and the sausage (with a side salad) and if I wanted to eat it as a sandwich, I had to make it up myself. I decided to just eat it in bits as the effort of turning it into a sandwich as the train rumbled along the tracks was too strenuous.
The countdown is on. In a number of days I will depart England and begin a mammoth journey with the aim, as stated, of exploring Asia, India and myself. That line has to be credited to Ricky Gervais’ toe curling creation David Brent. Brent, when creepily interviewing for a new PA, fishes for information about the female interviewee’s marital status. Anyone who’s seen it will know what I’m talking about. Superb. (more…)