Sounds like things are going well. That is perfect that you are staying in Shangi- La Hotel. Can't wait to see the photos.
My parents did a similar trip a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Dad being a pilot.
When they were in that area, I have the photo- in one of the cities- they had the Orioles score posted on a building. It is great to see that part of the world.
Glad things have turning out great. I guess N.K. shall be joining you soon. Have fun!!
BTW, the 007 group in Europe is having a ball! Marcie and Tom joined them as a surprise. I am following both trips right now.