Good to visit old friends – not enough time. Came for the 30th anniversary of AIT – many ceremonies, graduation, even lunch and inner with the Princess. On to Hong Kong for a few days then home. Am afraid La Jolla will be too dull for words after all this excitement.
Sorry for not writing earlier. We’ve been busy visiting relatives and friends. We’ve just arrived in Malang, and enjoy our time with BT’s father. The country’s preparing for the 31st Independence Day this morning.
We all miss IITA very much. Especially Sandra, is all the time longing for “home”. She really is feeling very home sick, she said.
We are spending this holiday at a beautiful beach house on the SW coast of this lush tropical island. The trip has been marvelous and an eye-opener! In Hong Kong I saw three days of Mao Red guard demonstrations from my room at the Hilton Hotel. There was nothing South American about his – the demonstrations were dead serious and rather violent. Bangkok with its floating market on the klongs and rice paddie countryside plowed by water buffalo showed me how the people really live. Singapore reflected the British influence in its well manicured lawns and orderly streets.
We are thinking of you and wishing you were here. It was 88 degrees when we landed yesterday. Our flight on Singapore Airlines was very nice. We slept well last night and now are off for shopping. Hope to see you in May.
Singapore. An enjoyable and pleasant day at East Coast Lagoon – swimming and wind-surfing. At the background are high-rise residential flats.
Well lo and behold little ol’ me is watching little ‘ol Rachel packing (cramming) her goodies into her bag… today she departs (on her own) to Hiroshima and Kyushu! Yes, our little Rhonda has become a world traveler! Four months should show us a new gal. I return to the States (via China) in May. Of course, I’ll be at Beth’s wedding – see you there. — Love, Sarah
Hey, I’m taking a trip around the world (heading west) Sarah has shown me the hot spots of Kyoto and I’m now on my way to Hiroshima. From there to Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Europe and finally NY August 1st. I know Beth’s planning a wedding but I don’t know any details. I do hope to see you tho asap. Love, Rachel.
Enjoying a Cool at the Ryogoku-bashi Bridge by Utamaro Kitagawa (1753-1806), Ukiyoe A Series of Six Pictures