Off today from Amsterdam by train to visit my friend Robin Harford in Exeter, England. He is a bloke I met at the Bamboo Nest in northern Thailand two and a half years ago and we have stayed in contact since meeting. (Several weeks after meeting him, I caught pneumonia while traveling in eastern Myanmar and was then hospitalized in Chaing Rai).
Robin and I met up again in Luang Prabang and we had dinner with some other traveling companions and good friends, Andy and Rondi Leonard, who run the treking company iTrekNepal.
Robin is well known internationally as a “Forager” and he has written several books on the subject.
An interesting and intelligent fellow traveler, we comfortably converse like brothers for hours on end.