Well, Troy decided he wants to go to Myanmar and bought us tickets to go there! I never thought in my life that I would go there. Actually, I never thought I’d go to any of the countries I’ve gone to. I’ve wanted to go to Thailand for a long time and I wanted to go to Angkor Wat, but I never thought I’d actually get there. I figured that I may get to Europe once or twice more (if I was lucky) and that I’d either go to Italy, England or France. I almost made it to France. My ex-husband’s ship made a port call in Marseilles and I was going to go meet up with him there for a few days, but at the last minute he changed his mind and said he didn’t want me to come out there. I was really disappointed. We had a lot of fun things planned for that weekend and I was super excited about it. I still don’t know why he changed his mind. Oh well. Maybe some day I will get there.
So far, since we got here, I’ve gone to Bangkok and Pattaya in Thailand, Phnom Penn and Siem Reap in Cambodia and a few places here in Malaysia. In three weeks we go to Myanmar, a few days later we go to Phuket, Thailand, and then seven weeks later we will be in the US to visit home and go to Troy’s big company meeting/party. Two weeks after we get back from there we will be in Australia. It’s going to be a busy few months. In between Thailand and going to the US, Troy’s parents are coming out to visit for about two weeks and we are also looking into going to Bali. Oh, and trying to talk Troy into going to Singapore. He says Singapore sounds boring, but I really want to go there. We’ve been looking at going to China, but I don’t see that happening. The ticket prices are expensive. We both really wanted to go to the Harbin Ice Festival. Oh well. At least we have the opportunity to go to all these other places.
For Myanmar, we have to do like we did with Cambodia and get visas before we go. Cambodia was easy because we just submitted our applications online and they emailed us our visas. Myanmar, we have to go in to the embassy and get the visas. Well, *I* have to go in. They only accept applications from 9:30-12:30, so Troy can’t go. Well, he COULD, but he’s already taking a lot of time off work for these trips and he’s trying to work it so that he only has to work half days while his parents are here, so I will be going to the embassy myself tomorrow to turn in the applications. I’m a little nervous. Last time I went somewhere I’d never been to by myself in this country, I ended up stranded for two hours and then riding around with a stranger for five hours because nobody else would help me. Hopefully, that won’t happen here. I’m pretty confident that this situation will be vastly different. The Myanmar embassy is super close to where we go to church and some of the people we go to church with live over there. The US embassy is also really close to there, so if I run into any problems, I’ve got options. I just have to make sure I get there early. I have no idea if there will be a line or not, but I’d rather be there when they open and find out there is never a line instead of getting there later in the morning and having there be a ton of people. Fun times. Wish me luck.