Thursday, February 28, 2008

Back from Asia

We are all back from Asia. We had a great time. About 3 of us did get sick but it mostly lasted only a couple of days. The secret is to only eat cooked food and only drink bottled water or tonic water.

Everything went fairly well. Even with a generator and a backup generator power was not reliable. The main generator had a bad transfer switch. The backup generator had bad gas.

With the electricity being off most of the time the traffic lights were also out. Even if they worked they were mostly ignored. If the light was red that means slow down but if there is no traffic keep on going. A two lane road becomes 5 lanes at the intersections, then with the traffic light out it turns into utter chaos.

Another thing is learning how to use the horn. Two short beeps means I am happy, a longer one says get out of my way. If you are walking and they beep at you, ignore it, the beeping says that they see you. If they did not beep then it is too late anyway.
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