lundi 30 juin 2014

LIFE IS FULL OF UNEXPECTED PLEASURES

FRIENDS, FOOD AND FAR EAST 4TH TIME IN 2014

Miami-Newark-Hong Kong-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Siem Reap-Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok-Amman-Tel Aviv-Istanbul-Brussels     Trip 3
Miami-New York-Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Bangkok-Siem Reap-Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Trengganu-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta-Tokyo-Chicago-Charlotte-Fort Lauderdale     Trip 2
Miami-Washington-Tokyo-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta-Doha-Brussels    Trip 1



Friends and Food feature predominantly in each of these trips, and a little bit of humanitarian medicine.
The best eating these days for me is where my close friends are, in Bogor, in Indonesia.

Some of the flights themselves were memorable, the three most memorable ones being: the Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo to Chicago, the Jakarta to Doha and Doha to Brussels flight on Qatar, with the Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong added on. I also enjoyed a recent London to Miami flight on American.
Simple interactions with old and new friends are the highlights of these trips: Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur and Bogor. The last stay in Siem Reap was memorable for its simplicity.
GIFTS OF SILK FROM CAMBODIA 
THE TAMIL ADVENTURER FROM PONDICHERRY IN SIEM REAP
(FRENCH ARCHITECTURE IN THE OLD MARKET)
So in a few days time, I would be leaving for yet another Far East, Food and Friends trip, this would be trip no 4 and I have the uncanny feeling that I may not travel to the Far East for the rest of the year, as Israel and India have come calling.
Brussels-Istanbul-Colombo-Kuala Lumpur-Siem Reap-Kuala Lumpur-Indonesia-Singapore-Hong Kong-Chicago-Miami
Definitely expect friendships and food, and on this visit, plan to be a tourist for a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur! It has been a long time since I had visited the Batu Caves as well as the Anthropology Museum!

And who would not want a nice Nyonya Meal in Malacca!

Always grateful for the many people who make these journeys pleasant and memorable!

It takes so little to make other people happy in their work and feel appreciated!


Life is full of little unexpected pleasures!