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Hiking to Inle Lake – day one

Hiking to Inle Lake – day one

We chose a two day hiking trip. You only have to carry what you need for one night and lots of water. The rest of the luggage is taken directly to the final stop ready to collect at the end of the hike. We started […]

The Sadan Caves

The Sadan Caves

If you are in the area one thing that is an absolute must is the Sadan Caves. There are lots of caves around with any number of buddhas in them but this one is on another level. The Sadan Cave are seventeen miles from Hpa-An […]

Buddhist disney land?

Buddhist disney land?

After climbing the mountain in the morning (before it got too hot) we went onto Kan Ka Thawng Cave which is about seven miles from Hpa-An. It is a stunning area with a big cave full of buddhas overlooking beautiful rice paddy fields that are […]

Taking a wander in Downtown Yangon

Taking a wander in Downtown Yangon

Downtown Yangon is an affordable area to stay with plenty of choice. The area is very interesting for a wander and accidentally discover markets and little industries almost on every road. The buildings are a mix of colonial styles which are looking very worn and […]

Patterns and colours at Shwedagon

Patterns and colours at Shwedagon

On to the final post from Shwedagon Pagoda. So far we have looked at people and architecture for this one I will focus on the detail and show you some of the wonderful patterns and colours that cover every available surface. Each space has a […]

Shwedagon Pagoda Architecture

Shwedagon Pagoda Architecture

There has been a pagoda on this site for at least 2500 years. The first one apparently was 8.2 meters tall whereas today it stands very tall and proud at nearer to 110 meters. It is a clear landmark on the Yangon skyline and very […]

The Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon

The Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon

The first full day in Myanmar was spent in Yangon and most of it at the¬†Shwedagon Pagoda. It is one of those things that you really cannot spend time in this country and not visit it. It literally blew me away with its beauty, size, […]

Very last asian sunset and swim in a warm sea

Very last asian sunset and swim in a warm sea

This is slightly out of sync as by now in real life I had been to Myanmar. But I thought I’d put all the Thailand adventures together and then concentrate on Myanmar. So this was my very last evening in Asia after such a brilliant […]

Big Skys and beautiful scenery

Big Skys and beautiful scenery

Being on a boat twentyfour seven means your internal clock becomes a bit more regulated to sunrise and sunset. Its quite lovely to work a bit more with the rhythm of nature for a change. Out at sea the sky is huge and changes very […]

Full circle back to Bangkok

Full circle back to Bangkok

After four weeks of travelling I finally ended up back in Bangkok where it all started. Do you know that feeling when it seems like you were only here yesterday and at the same time you feel like you’ve been away for months? That was […]