On the Yukon (OTY)/On the Ayeyarwady (OTA)

And so begins a tale of two river runs some forty years and half a world apart. The first run was on the Yukon River as a crewman working for the Yutana Barge Company out of Nenana, Alaska. The second run was up the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar as a tourist with AMAWaterways River Cruises.

Though there were strong contrasts in the two voyages, there many parallel experiences. Let me set the scene:

About Whittoons

Cartoonist, and community organizer who has covered the globe as a doodlebugger, gandydancer, supernumerary steward, Able Bodied Seaman, Wireman, monkey man, Night Baker and dishwasher, Hobo, hitchhiker and husband.
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