Inle, Myanmar – Part 1 – Lake and life
Mar05

Inle, Myanmar – Part 1 – Lake and life

Combine Intha, Taungyo, Pa-O (Taungthu), Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar ethnicities and it alludes to the broad diversity of activities, crafts and lifestyles that you’ll encounter around this picturesque lake in central Myanmar. Inle Lake is also one of the most picturesque and varied landscapes you’ll find in Myanmar, providing you with wonderful opportunities for photography around its colourful shores and inlets. Its people, crafts,...

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Wat – no Croft or Jones?
Dec26

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 as much to Indiana Jones and Lara Croft for their fame as any factual history. If we were under any illusion that Angkor Wat would be a quiet exploration through tumbling vine-clad stones in an impenetrable jungle, we were much mistaken. Our visit to Siem Reap, site of the Angkor Wat complex, coincides with a major...

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Do do Vilamendhoo!
Nov28

Do do Vilamendhoo!

If the notion of white-sand barefoot luxury with unparalleled crystal-clear snorkelling turns you on – then Vilamendhoo in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives is the place for you. Gently lapping water around the stilts of our Jacuzzi Water Villa is the only sound we can hear as we lounge on our deck overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the coral lagoon – a soporific sound broken only by the occasional buzz of a seaplane carrying...

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Exerting ourselves on Everest
Feb14

Exerting ourselves on Everest

We’ve signed up for a personal challenge in May of this year that might be one, or more, steps too far…a two week Himalayan trek to Everest Base Camp Whilst we’re not as ‘old as the hills’ (especially Mount Everest) nor are we in the first flush of youth – so a trek that will tax every single part of our minds and bodies can only be put down to the effect of anticipating the light-headedness of...

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Nha Trang – Buddhas, beaches and beansprouts
Jun07

Nha Trang – Buddhas, beaches and beansprouts

Nha Trang in Vietnam is best known as a beach resort for its miles of wide, clean white sand but if you delve a little deeper you’ll find a few treasures and fascinating local life. Not particularly attracted to lazing on a beach, as our threshold of boredom is fairly low, we elect to travel around Nha Trang to try to get a flavour of local life. We walk into the TTC Michelia Hotel on the junction of Le Loi and Pasteur roads and...

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