Monthly Archives: November 2010

Two more Myanmar Sleeps

(Uploaded chez Cynthia & Joel’s in Bangkok with one more sleep until our Hong Kong night on the town before the long flight home. All the Myanmar posts were uploaded post trip but dated when I would have posted them … Continue reading

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Sing a Song for Ngwe Saung

The beach stop while traveling is somewhat akin to summer camp for backpackers. It tends to be the place where, whether on or a little off the beaten path, folks come to get away from ‘traveling’. The beach for me … Continue reading

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The Circuit

As is the case with many destinations, Myanmar has a circuit with key tourist stations that most foreign visitors follow whether traveling with a backpack or a tour group.  In my experience, Myanmar is second to Vietnam in the almost … Continue reading

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The Three Muskateers of Bagan

Bagan is home to over 2000 Buddhist temples and who knows how many actual Buddhas.  It served as the capital to many ancient kingdoms, and locals still farm vegetable crops amidst the acres and acres of temple sprawl. The total … Continue reading

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Endeavouring to Walk in Buddha’s Footprints

Moving on to Mandalay, a quick flight north from Heho, we boarded our 19th flight of the year Joe informed me. How very environmentally irresponsible of us, I thought.  But at least while we’re in Myanmar our ecological footprint is … Continue reading

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Quilts, Stilts, Jumping Cats & Frangipani Flowers

On the short flight to Heho (pronounced Hey Ho) an hour or so from the town of Nyaungshwe located on a channel off the north shore of Inle Lake in the middle of Myanmar, I felt the first real pangs … Continue reading

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