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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

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Inle hot springs

Having seen everything on Inle Lake that we wanted to we decided we would explore some of the surrounding area and chose to cycle to some natural hot springs about 12km away. We hired some dodgy bikes from our hotel (mine only had one brake working) and set off. When we got there mid-morning we … Continue reading Inle hot springs

Inle Lake

Today we woke at six, packed, had breakfast and checked out before seven. At 0700 we clambered aboard an 11m long wooden boat which would be our vehicle for the majority of the day and then we set off through a swarm of lilies, along a canal, onto Inle Lake. As soon as we hit … Continue reading Inle Lake

Vineyard adventures

Our day started early when we got woken up on our luxury overnight bus when we arrived in Nyaung shwe just after 4.30am. We staggered off the air conditioned bus half asleep, and were hit with the familiar early morning heat. Despite the time, we were approached by a number of taxi drivers asking for … Continue reading Vineyard adventures

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

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