I am fondly looking forward to my return to SE Asia.

I have started to plan my semiannual return to Bangkok, another visit to magical Myanmar, and site inspections in Krabi and Phuket Thailand.  Myanmar is a really hot travel destination and I want to do a run on the fabulous Road to Mandalay- the Orient Express cruise on the Irrawaddy river in Myanmar. I also want to check the iconic Strand Hotel  and Governor’s Residence in Yangon. I am so happy to see Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake again. The people of Myanmar are so dear, and so happy to have guests again visiting their country. I am including some pictures from my last visit. Visas are necessary for Myanmar so I have sent off my visa application. One has to apply 3 months out. Weather will be hot and humid- yay!

Suhail Gupta, me, Salim Ali, Martha Gaughen

Explora Patagonia

Explora Patagonia lobby

Bund View Deluxe room- Ritz Carlton Pudong Shanghai

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Exciting new mobile tented camp at Singita Grumeti

Last night in Tanzania-photo courtesy of Caroline Wallace

Exclusive: St. Regis Atlanta

Brownell and Sterling Brownell Travel were just given an extension to the exclusive weekend rate for St. Regis Atlanta. Good till the end of the year!!! $199.00 per night! Start planning your anniversaries and birthdays! Call your Trusted Travel Advisor at Brownell! To find more information about the hotel and location, visit their web site: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/property/photos/index.html?propertyID=1714&iATANumber=#photo_section_1Link