So, as you have probably gathered I’m going to Burma this evening. I’ve done the easy half of my packing which basically consists of lots of lightweight cotton and khaki and linen. I’ve thrown in a couple of books on the optimistic hope I might get some revision done. Also my safari jacket, moleskine notebook to act as a travel journal, a couple of highly recommended books on Burma and a tie.
'A tie!' I hear you cry. The explorer Colonel Blashford Snell once said when travelling aboard you should always carry a tie. That way if ever you bump in to someone important you can put it on and they will remember you as the smartly dressed foreigner. Method to my madness.
Removing the collar stiffeners from my shirts
definitely a sign that we’re going into unchartered territory.