No we aren’t dead and yes we are still traveling. I hope -- and some of you probably don’t -- to get back into the routine of writing. As much as Nancy and I enjoyed our travels in Singapore, Malaysia, almost into Thailand, back to Malaysia, Cambodia, Malaysia again, India, Nepal, and India again I think we overdosed on Asia. I think we should have left 3rd world countries (no, Singapore isn’t a 3rd world country – heck it’s ahead of the U.S. on most economic scales) at least a month earlier for a 1st world country. Live and learn; next trip around the world we will know better.
We spent our last 11 days of our India travels in Mumbai (Bombay), or its sister city across the water, Pune. A portion of our time was devoted to Nancy’s teeth. This time it was a crown. Took three trips: (1) dentist to review, (2) prepare the tooth for a crown, and (3) install the crown. Total cost less than U.S.$500. Nancy had three choices of crown material and we both agreed, “Go with the best”.
We also had some shopping to do. The photo below is Nancy, with the assistance of our taxi driver, crossing the divided street (I was left to watch the taxi which was double or maybe tripled parked). Yes, the two of them are standing on the concrete divider getting ready to cross the second line of traffic. Hey, it’s India.