I’m finally back!
Hack My Trip has been pretty quiet for the last six weeks or so, minus a few helpful interruptions from Amol and Tahsir. I was busy getting married, busy wrapping up an assignment for my day job, and then busy on my honeymoon. Or rather not very busy at all, since my computer’s hard drive suffered a catastrophic failure in the first 16 hours of a 16-day trip.
Ah well, Megan was happy to have me to herself even if I was getting crazy bored toward the end. I still took lots of photos, which I think will make for a very interesting trip report. Some highlights:
I made friends with several bartenders
The St. Regis Bali is worth it — even if you pay cash
Learn to complain properly and it will pay off
I was attacked by monkeys more than once
Getting food poisoning in Thailand was probably the most educational experience of the trip. For starters, I almost never get sick from anything, and when I do I certainly don’t seek medical attention. When I told Megan we needed to stop at a pharmacy, she knew it was bad (I hate pills). When I said we needed to go to the hospital, she started to freak out. I wish it had been under better circumstances, but if you want to learn how the locals live, there are few better ways in my opinion than visiting the local hospitals, courts, and other areas the tourists are lucky not to see.
If you sent me an email, I think I’ve responded to most of them. If I haven’t, please feel free to send it again. I do, at least, have more than one computer available to me now while the first one is in for repairs. And you should expect me to get back to posting on a pretty regular schedule of at least once a day.