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Shades of Shan

Shades of Shan

This traditional highly colourful and practical rural craft, still practiced in Myanmar today, has its origins steeped...

A slow train to ‘nowhere’

A slow train to ‘nowhere’

This sleepy ponderous train ride gives us a sense of overall fulfillment when visiting the old British Burma colonial...

Wat – no Croft or Jones?

Wat – no Croft or Jones?

The temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex are a fascinating insight into ancient kingdoms that now appear to owe...

At home in the Muong hills

At home in the Muong hills

The Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve in Vietnam not only offers you some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever...

Do do Vilamendhoo!

Do do Vilamendhoo!

If the notion of white-sand barefoot luxury with unparalleled crystal-clear snorkelling turns you on – then...

A taste of old Rangoon

A taste of old Rangoon

Hidden away in corners of Yangon, Myanmar, are memories of the often unwelcome presence of occupying nations....

Ha Long? About two days.

Ha Long? About two days.

We find that high expectations are often disappointed, whereas greater pleasures can be derived from the unexpected. Ha...

Sophisticated Swiss

Sophisticated Swiss

It’s not often that at the end of extended travel abroad we look forward to the flight home – but with Swiss...

Tribal Troubles – Marginalised in Madhya Pradesh

Tribal Troubles – Marginalised in Madhya Pradesh

Many contemplating travel to India are discouraged by its poverty but the root cause and solution to this often lies in...

Making the most of the Mara – Part 2 – Where to stay?

Making the most of the Mara – Part 2 – Where to stay?

In this, the second part of our Masai Mara review, we share with you some of the choices of accommodation that can make...

Making the most of the Mara – Part 1 – When & How to travel?

Making the most of the Mara – Part 1 – When & How to travel?

As one of the most extensive and well stocked parks in Kenya, it’s not surprising that the Masai Mara is a focal...

Tripping around the Troodos

Tripping around the Troodos

The Troodos mountains in Cyprus offer an easily accessed trip back in time from practically anywhere on the...

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