It’s a few days before the New Year 2015. My partner Rick and I are off in a few hours on a month-long journey to Asia. New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong! Then a few days in Phuket, Thailand to lie on the beach, before we join our friends Eva Ray and Suresh Ghosh for 12 days in mysterious Myanmar (Burma). Afterwards we travel to Eva’s home in Kolkata, India to visit Ma and our Bengali family, with an overnight side trip to a rural craft village. Last, off to Amritsar and the Golden Temple, homeland of the Sikhs, in northwest India, then further north into the foothills of the Himalayas to visit the Dalai Lama’s hometown, Daramsala. We end our journey spending a few days in Delhi. More to come as we start our journey.