Sunset Views from Mount Hpar Pu

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Heading out of the hostel, a wave of hot air washed over me. Walking past the small daily market and taking a left towards the river, I was searching for two “lions” that marked the spot where I should find the boat across to Mount Hpar Pu. I’d had a lazy day inside after a restless overnight bus journey that …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 27

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Well, I haven’t moved far this week. From a relaxing couple of days in Bangkok, I took an overnight bus down to Ranong (where the little bout of sickness I had last week surfaced again just as we pulled in along those winding roads). From there, I jumped on a speed boat, disembarking on a little island known as Koh …

Above the Clouds on Mount Zwegabin

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Thinking about climbing Mount Zwegabin? The first thing you should know is that this is no easy trek. Unless, of course, you’re crazy fit. It’s over 700 metres of up, up, up. And if you don’t spend the night at the top (or find there isn’t space for you), then you’ve got another 700 metres to climb back down, down, …

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 …