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Major Asia run

Thailand, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Tokyo ---WHEW!

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Well the start of the trip was a chore. Sunday night flight to LAX, the long, long flight to Hong Kong and then another flight to Chiang Mai. We were exhausted when we got to the hotel at 11 AM on a Tuesday having left our house 6 PM on Sunday. In Chiang Mai I spent the morning at the University meeting with faculty and addressing a large group of students--mainly geologists and geophysicists. The gf and I enjoyed touring a few temples including Doi Suthep in the mountains and several in the city. We took a long cooking class Thursday AM before our flight to Bangkok.
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Here are the cooking class shots

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The Board meeting was in Bangkok and we stayed at one of my favorite hotels in the world....the Mandarin Oriental. Awesome.

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Following the board meetings we headed off to Beijing for a series of business development trips. We met our old friend from Stanford, Dianbin Liu.
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We spent the weekend in Hong Kong and saw some old friends.
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Monday was spent in Singapore at the GCA office.

Then it was off to KL for more BD meetings and speaking at the SPE HSSE-HR opening and panel discussions. Many students there as well.

Jan left after KL but I went on to Jakarta. More BD meetings and dinner with an old Exxon friend. I saw that Uber and some of their competitors had adapted to Jakarta,
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Jan spent a day in Tokyo and went to the LDS temple there. After Jakarta it was home for me. 21 days on the road. Exhausted.

Other Blogs

You can of course read about my barbecue at This site
My Baker Hughes reservoir blog is here.
My (old) blog detailing my 18 months in Hong Kong is here,

Travel this trip (basically includes airport to airport) 26,340 miles. SPE travel to date 503,430 miles. Round trip earth to moon is 477,800 for scale.

Countries to date (my counting rule is basically that I spent the night there with some sort of SPE content...not just went through the airport like New Zealand or Panama): 43
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belgium
Brunei
Canada
China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Kuwait
Indonesia
India
Ireland
Italy
Malaysia
Mexico
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland, England)
USA
Vietnam

Operas this month =1 Operas to date = 71

Posted by fracmeister 11:58 Archived in Malaysia

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