I’ve been staying in a half decent hotel over the past few days so for a change I had a breakfast buffet which was great. Off to get fuel, cash, wash the bike and do some bike maintenance on day one, getting the bike washed and cash was easy but there has been a fuel strike on going for the past few months so all of the petrol stations had no fuel and were closed. The following day they had fuel which meant I didn’t have to buy the ‘black market’ fuel which would have been mixed with something cheap and undesirable!
The hotel manager came into the coffee shop at lunchtime on the first day saying a TV crew had turned up and wanted to do an interview for Impact TV News. Rolf & Joe from Germany and I did an interview for the 5pm news.
I can’t believe I’m on the cusp of ridding into SE Asia, it’s been so long thinking about it and making the plans we, 11 people from Australia, America, Iceland, England, Holland and Germany set off across Myanmar (Burma) in the morning.