U Bein Bridge

Today we woke up at 0800, had a mediocre free breakfast at our hotel and made our way to the Mingun Ferry Terminal which was basically just a stretch of river bank. The boat left at 0900 by which time it was already 35 degrees, the top deck was a perfect place to lay out … Continue reading U Bein Bridge

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Bagan to Mandalay

We woke at 0440 in order to climb a temple and watch the sun rise, we had a scooter rented and drove into the main area of temples just outside of Old Bagan to a temple we knew we could climb up. We had just made it to the top when a member of the … Continue reading Bagan to Mandalay

Bagan breakdown

We had breakfast at the hotel before hiring an e-bike again and going for another exploration adventure around Old Bagan and the surrounding area. We tried to visit all the main temples we hadn’t managed to squeeze into the day before including the ones in New Bagan. All of them were from slightly different eras … Continue reading Bagan breakdown

Engaged in Bagan

The day started early when we were dropped, just outside Bagan at the bus terminal, at 0630. We haggled briefly but halfheartedly with a taxi driver and were taken to the ‘Amazing Bagan Resort’, a hotel usually out of our price range but one which Luke had convinced me we needed after our previous three … Continue reading Engaged in Bagan

En Route to Burma

Mine and Harri’s latest adventure took us from West London, after a week in the Lake District, to Yangon (Myanmar/Burma) via the old British outpost Hong Kong. After a 13 hour flight we landed in Hong Kong in the early afternoon and after the usual arrival procedures we hopped on a bus and went to … Continue reading En Route to Burma

Marrakech again

We woke up on the 1st of January 2019 to the sound of seagulls (much like the sound of strangled cats) in our little room in Essaouria. After one last game of backgammon on the terrace, we headed out to find our first coffee of the year. Having wandered past a little bakery a few … Continue reading Marrakech again

Sidi Kaouki

For breakfast we found a table on the edge of one of the Medina’s squares, which was already getting the morning sun, had coffee, orange juice and bread with jam which was an excellent way to start the day. We explored more of Essaouira’s Souk, which we hadn’t finished the previous day, including the fish … Continue reading Sidi Kaouki