Friday, January 30, 2015

Talking about the world. And all about a last supper with an ambassador.

Last night, in Manila living a #Travelife, I had dinner with an ambassador leaving the Philippines for good today, and it was just the two of us.

It's the second time this week that an ambassador has chosen to spend "the last supper" with me -- meaning the very last evening before leaving the country and returning home.

On Thursday night, I also had dinner with an ambassador and his wife, at the ambassador's favorite restaurant at the Fort, after all their official functions were completed.

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Yesterday was very nice, and it was the kind of dinner I needed.

It was very relaxed and, over a Japanese dinner of sake and tempura, we talked about everything -- from history and politics to the changes happening in the world, to culture and psychology.

In Tokyo, perhaps because it's a world capital, these kinds of conversations take place at dinners all the time -- and it's very stimulating. Manila is slightly different, and sometimes I miss the stimulation of Tokyo.

Last night's conversations also made me decide to keep on learning as much more about this wonderful world as I possibly can -- for, in the long run and my love of luxury hotels aside, that's truly what a never-ending #Travelife is all about.

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