Category Archives: Myanmar (Burma)

Underwater Myanmar – the Mergui islands.

I am recently back from a trip to Myanmar, snorkelling around the Mergui islands. It was not quite as good as I was hoping, the visibility was rather poor in many places and the marine life not as good as … Continue reading

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Schools out ! Time to travel….

  Well, the language school is finished after about one term too many and I’ve been able to get out and about again. What with classes weekdays, and having to give some time to the GF, and it being the … Continue reading

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Myanmar, the logistics and other boring stuff

 Just a few notes about hotels, transport, visas etc for anybody who might be going to Myanmar. Visas Myanmar has recently started an e-visa scheme for tourists of most nationalities arriving by air, where you apply online, upload a photo … Continue reading

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Yangon

The last stop on the trip was Yangon, which as I mentioned in an earlier post used to be the capital of Myanmar until the junta built a brand new city for their military government and moved all the government … Continue reading

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Ballooning over Bagan

  A few years ago I saw a segment on an Australian TV travel show featuring a balloon flight over the temples of Bagan, and knew that I had to add this to my bucket list. Well, it’s ticked off now … Continue reading

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The temples of Bagan

After the kings of ancient Bagan converted to Buddhism they began a frenzy of temple building from the 11th to 13th century, constructing over 3000 stupas, chedis, and temples in that time before the city was apparently abandoned because of … Continue reading

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