|Back to Mandalay for some serious planning and scheduling. After much deliberation, Giovanna and I have decided to head north to Katha and try the boat down the Ayeyarwady River. Aisling is running out of time and can’t make the trip, which is unfortunate, we were a good trio. The train leaves today, and after way to much confusion, we managed to arrange a sleeping berth. Hopefully it is what we expect. For what we paid though, I wouldn’t be surprised if we end up in regular seats, for 12 – 20 hours. That’s the closest approximation they could give us on the arrival time. At least they’ve learnt to keep it open, and make no guarantees. I’ve heard derailments are more than a possibility, but not to worry too much, because the train never gets going fast enough to cause any harm.