I just arrived in Myanmar to discover that the government has banned all web-based email. Being Internet addicts, Amanda and I were rendered completely speechless (quite a rarity, mind you).
My first thoughts: How are we going to stay connected for the next eight days?! If you write an email and canít hit send, does your message still exist? My next: Wow, without the pressure to respond to emails, I can rest easy. And itís a good thing: After hitting the hay at 2 a.m. and getting up at 4 a.m. to make our ass-crack of dawn flight to Yangon, I feel like a zombie. For now, Iím going to catch some shut-eye on my hotelís marshmallow-y bed, the first comfortable spot Iíve slept in weeks. When I wake up, Iíll try to post todayís blog. If youíre reading this, itís only because I found a cafť that somehow managed to illegally bypass the email block. Iíll be back in touch after my weeklong cruise through Myanmar.