At left: Ubon, Thailand.

After Laos and Cambodia, Thailand looks a lot like the first world. Everything is shiney, and there's lots of different things to look at and desire.

At left: For a couple of days Mr Pumpy ran around Ubon trying all the new things, including a White-O, which I passed on.

But nothing lasts forever, and in the midst of plenty, that old melancholy raises it's head again.

"I can hear the Cambodian landscape singing in my head, Feely!" said Mr Pumpy, sadly.

I know what he means.