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The boys are off to Burma...!

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After almost a year of planning, we head out tomorrow for our long-anticipated trip to Singapore, Burma and Thailand. It seems surreal to think we'll be there in just a few days.

A bit of a crazy routing to our destination this time (no thanks to mileage tickets) but we board a plane to San Francisco tomorrow night, stay overnight at the SFO Hyatt; then we board a plane on Thursday morning for Beijing, have a 6 hour layover there (and a transit hotel and bed booked just in case we can't keep our eyes open) and then fly to Singapore from there. We arrive Saturday morning at 8 AM and hopefully have the wherewithal to see some of the city before we pass out in our lovely first home (the MO in Singapore.)

A long journey, for sure, but at least we have comfy business class seats, lots of books and a mix of decent airlines (United -- first time for us in their "new" business class & Singapore Air -- which, after many years of trying to fly, I finally get to tell our good friend Robert Mackintosh that I've experienced!)

Admittedly, I have mixed feelings about doing a live trip report this time. We've been dreaming of going to Burma for--literally--years. I plan to take as many notes as I can and hopefully write something up when I get back, but think I'll be limited my on-the-road updates to Facebook posts/pics this time (to let the family and friends know we're alive.) For once, I look forward to really unplugging and sopping up every single minute of being there.

Just wanted to give a special shout-out and thank you to Kathie, smeagol, Hanuman, 520 and so many others of you for your help with planning this trip. I am supremely grateful!

I'm sure much is changing in Burma by the minute--and, at the very least, I'll return with the most current information I can provide for future Fodors travelers.

Onwards we tread...let the adventure commence!

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