Since I knew there would be quite a bit of travel time on this trip I decided to bring along an epic tale. On the eve of the end of the trip I've just finished the love saga of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Such a tragedy!! Besides the love story, it was very interesting to read about all these people in the context of pre and post civil war. Interesting to see it from the perspective of the confederate army. I feel like there are always two sides to every story and two sides to each side. Praise and blame to be placed on each. I loved the swarthy captain Butler the best, what a charming, witty character. Can't wait to watch the movie again! Totally worth dragging that huge novel all over Asia.