I am currently on a business trip overseas in our South East Asia (VN) branch, to meet and have a meeting the founder of Company A. The founder has just emailed me:
Are you still here until Friday this week? What is a good time to catch up with each other?
I still work during the day in our SE Asia branch, and the only free times I have is after 5pm-6pm. To be honest - I rather sight see by myself (since I am here, and the opportunity is here) then have a beer and typical business conversation with someone else. I fly out Saturday back home.
TL;DR / Q: How could I amicably reply to the above email and say "I'll pass thanks" without offending them or sounding rude (since SE Asian demographic are easily offended)
I leave on Saturday - so I'll have to make something up for the next 3 nights,
The next couple of evenings are looking a bit difficult for me. Thursday night there is a high possibility of having dinner with my work colleagues, and on Friday I'll be souvenir shopping and packing up before I fly out on Saturday
^ I need to find something for Wednesday... or I am open to suggestions/imporvements.
Addendum/Clarification: I have met with the Founder in the first week of my trip, it was fairly a formal meeting. So the purpose/goal of my trip has been completed. Follow up emails, minutes, etc. were all exchanged during my first week. This email is just for (I assume) pleasure - nothing more.