I got a message from the airline people (while in Bangkok
en route from England) that my wife was trying to find
me and I tried to ring my wife, but there was a typhoon
off that area somewhere – I couldn’t get
through and there was an eight-hour delay on the phone.
So I went to the Australian ambassador in Bangkok, and
asked permission in the circumstances to use the embassy
hotline. He gave me approval.
Unfortunately the typhoon was affecting everything
all around the region, so although I could speak to
Stella, everything I said had to be reinterpreted from
some lady telephonist in Hong Kong. She repeated what
I said ...read