Winter peace

We have a regular visitor who comes late in the season every year, a University Professor, who spends a week in Mandalay on project work. He plonks two laptops on a table in front of the French doors looking out to sea, and spends the week in splendid isolation (he relishes the fact that he has no internet connection) and his family come up by train at weekends to join him. He comes back every year, so it must work for him, and he seems to have a whale of a time.

The moral here is that if you want to clear your mind of all distractions, in warmth, peace and quiet, where better than Mandalay?