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Under my feet

Under my feet

When I travel I am always aware of the ground underneath my feet. Often what’s under your feet can give lots of clues as to where you are. When I was in Myanmar I got very obsessed with photographing my bare feet in different situations, […]

Comfort food inspired by Asia

Comfort food inspired by Asia

Last week was a bit of a week for various reasons so this weekend I decided to play around in the kitchen and make something comforting with notes of my asian trip. I am a big fan of pancakes any day of the week or […]

Out and about in Mandalay

Out and about in Mandalay

Mandalay is much like any other big city for the most but there are a few gems to search out. One of those is Mandalay hill and the temples and pagoda which are situated on the way up. It also gives the best view around. […]

A really long and really old bridge to explore.

A really long and really old bridge to explore.

The longest teakwood bridge in the world is the U Bein Bridge about half an hours drive away from Mandalay and is also thought to be the oldest to. It spans around three quarters of a mile across lake Taungthaman and has so far lasted […]

The shortest flight ever and the best dinner ever all in one day.

The shortest flight ever and the best dinner ever all in one day.

Our next destination was to be Mandalay. We had investigated over night buses and worked out it would take us about sixteen hours to get there. So instead we looked at flying. There was an airport about an hour away from where we were staying […]

A couple of down days making prints of insects

A couple of down days making prints of insects

Once we arrived at our new temporary home at Inley Lake we were delighted to discover how lovely it was, up until this point we had experienced a mixed bag of cheap accommodation. Having been on the go for over a week we collectively felt […]

An afternoon on the water

An afternoon on the water

Having walked quite a long way in the last couple of days it was perfect to spend an afternoon on a boat gently floating around a lake. Inle Lake is the second biggest lake in Myanmar at just under forty five square miles and it […]

Hiking to Inle Lake – day two

Hiking to Inle Lake – day two

We had a very early start as the aim was to arrive at one end of Inle lake by lunchtime so we could explore the lake by boat in the afternoon and we had quite a few miles to cover. The landscape was beautiful in […]

A Sleep Over in a Monastery- The People

A Sleep Over in a Monastery- The People

Anywhere that I have travelled in the world it has always been the people that leave a lasting impression and are the icing on the cake of the whole experience. In this regard Asia has blown me away with the kindness, welcome and warm hearts […]

A Sleep Over in a Monastery

A Sleep Over in a Monastery

After walking for a day it was lovely to come to a stop. We stayed the night at Hti Thein Monastery with a couple of other hiking groups. We arrived first so were able to bagsy our sleeping area which was a padded mat on […]