This trip to Brunei certainly began on the wrong foot with my passport problems which, as I discovered today, are not over. Even though I am in Brunei, our planned trips to Malaysia and Singapore are now in jeopardy because of my passport expiry problems. I am now trying to see if the Canadian High Commission here in Brunei can help.
And to add injury to insult so-to-speak, last night I tripped over a metal drain cover in the utility room and suffered a very nasty gash between toes on my right foot. Had to go to a local medical centre where the doctor and the duty staff could not get it to stop bleeding (a small blood vessel had been severed). They had to call in a surgeon who finally got the thing to stop bleeding and then stitched it all up. So, now I am on antibiotics and hobbling around with one good foot and with a wallet lighter by some $1200 (which I trust my medical insurance will cover).
This morning I was to have a game of golf but that is now going to have to wait.
Well . . . at least it is not snowing.
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