Ok its been almost 6 months since I actually visited there, but one of the destinations I am asked most about whilst I was travelling, and am still asked about now I’ve got back is about tips for visiting Burma/Myanmar. Whilst I have resisted the slightly pointless urge to try to come up with a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With increased investment in roads, transport times between cities and towns in Burma/Myanmar are steadily falling, and on the main routes, the standard of buses can be amongst the best in South East Asia, and indeed companies like JJ Express (which stands apparently for Joyous Journey Express – which, good as it is, is probably […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bagan, is Burma/Myanmar’s famous city of 100’s of temples, some dating back almost 1,000 years and, in Burmese terms, a tourist mecca, with 100’s of tourists carrying around thousands of dollars of expensive camera equipment around in the hope of catching the perfect sunset or sunrise shot of their own. But this blog post didn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The tourist situation in Burma/Myanmar is currently a constantly changing one. More so than in many other countries I found that the guides you can find in books, and even the ones on the internet were often well out of date and facing a hopeless task in trying to keep up with the changing information […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I suppose I feel the need to explain why in my blog posts and tweets etc about Burma/Myanmar I have failed and will fail, to decide on a single name for the place despite travelling there for 26 days and have instead insisted on calling it by both names every time I have referred to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Having just left Burma/Myanmar, and having just relaunched my blog, I thought I’d mark the occassion by sharing some of my favourite sunset photos from my time in Burma/Myanmar. The sunsets I saw here were often astonishing in their beauty, and if they could work out a way to export them around the world they would […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So, another train post, but this one will hopefully be of interest to more people than normal! The Market at Maeklong is famous on YouTube (well it is relative to the other markets on YouTube…) as the market through which a train runs several times a day, causing all the stall holders to quickly pull […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking for this post. For Ankor Wat and its surrounding ruins I will just say the following: They are amazing! There are many tourists – BUT – there are also many temple, so it’s perfectly possible to find sites with few, if anyone else there […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Having thoroughly enjoyed my time in Vietnam, I was sad to leave, and spent my time on the bus to Cambodia thinking about how quickly I could travel the around the rest of South East Asia to give me as much time possible back in Vietnam when I return to China. Like most of South […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So my whistle-stop tour of Vietnam continues and once again I find myself thinking about how someday I will have to come back to visit this fantastic country at a more relaxed pace. Hoi An has been the perfect counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and my outdoor adventures on Cat Ba Island. […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.