Dáithí got a follow-up ultrasound three weeks post-surgery here in Mandalay, Myanmar, and while the liver abscess was still present, doctors were happy for us to continue our journey with another two-week course of antibiotics and a follow-up scan in four weeks time.

By the time we reached the border at Tamu, we had overstayed our visas by one day. This is unofficial, but if you pay US$3 per day you overstay, you are good to go. After a bit of paperwork explaining why we had overstayed, we paid the fee and officially left Myanmar.