Bagan Pagodas

Photo Blog – Bagan: Temples, Pagodas and Stupas. Oh, my!

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After getting sick when I arrived in Bagan, I had two days of pagoda hopping left to me (and – as always – a desire not to miss any of the good sights). With the extreme heat nudging above 40 degrees every day, I decided I wanted to get it all done before lunch (meaning I could escape into air …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 26

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This week started with all sorts of adventures – from caves, to hiking, to luxurious sleep ins in less than luxurious guest houses – and then ended in a different country, recovering from the stomach bug Myanmar farewelled me with. So rather than go into details about Myanmar’s goodbye present (it was a nasty one), let’s just look at what …

Plan your own Inle Lake Boat Tour. Here’s why.

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I’ll get straight to the point – if you plan your own boat tour, you’re going to enjoy the whole experience so much more. If you don’t, you’ll be herded around – one of hundreds of other tourist boats – to all the same sights. You’ll see the same people over and over again. You’ll constantly be pressured into buying …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 25

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As all the good weeks do, this one began on a multi-day trek – what an adventure! All up, I tackled the 3-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. I’d say it was definitely my highlight of travel around the area. The whole hike was stunning. The local people we met were friendly and amazing. And the best bit? The …

Kalaw to Inle Lake: A 3-Day Trek

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Just before 8am, we wandered into Sam’s Restaurant. After adding our bags to the growing pile of backpacks left behind by other adventurous travellers, we sat down, waiting for our trek to begin. We weren’t allowed to be late. I was travelling with an Englishman – Mark – who’s sense of being polite and courteous (along with any backlash he …