On The Yukon (OTY) / On The Ayeyarwady (OTA) – 17

OTY: A couple of times we were not welcomed with open arms. Perhaps I was too sensitive to an attitude. Maybe the locals were just tired of waiting for their goods, or the were ticked off that we were the only shipping game around. The kids usually were glad to see us. After all, we were the rare road show coming to town. We did offer daredevil high-plank acts, and rolled out barrels of oil if not fun.

OTA: Our day trips often took us to villages off the typical tourist routes, so we were bound to stick out not just from our clothes but our skin color. Cell phones were popping up in local hands so strange foreigners were probably not a surprise, but a few times the reaction of some folks seemed to indicate a novel moment. One couple was mesmerized by our presence, following us around to catch our every move while Michele bought flowers. We hope they walked away with a favorable impression of these Yankees.

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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