Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Day on a Lake – Part One

Inle Lake, Myanmar, is one of the country’s busiest tourist spots. People can take a room on or around the lake at several hundred dollars a night, but the backpackers and tourists with more limited funds will head for Nyaungshwe and get a room there. There’s a river that connects Inle Lake to Nyaungshwe and at Nyaungshwe there are many

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Accommodation Review – Zawgi Inn, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Yes the accommodation review is in again, following on sequentially on my trip to Myanmar. Nyaungshwe is the town where almost everyone, especially the backpacks, stay when visiting Inle Lake. It’s a dusty old town, but nice enough and you can get the boats that take people around the lake at Nyaungshwe which is pretty much the drill for so

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Trip of a Lifetime – The Czech Republic & Norway

Crikey, it’s been MONTHS since I posted on the story of my first ever solo backpacker adventure. Readers may (or may not) recall that I had almost got to the end of my time in Europe, which had seen me through Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Sweden, Denmark yada yada yada. When last I left you, just before I headed

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Accommodation Review – Moon Light Guesthouse, Thazi, Myanmar

Thazi is not a place that tourists rush to, it’s one of those places they pass through on their way somewhere else. It sits on main highways and has a biggish train station, and it was my rest between Bagan and Inle Lake. Not that a rest stop is really needed, it was only a few hours from Bagan, but

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Accommodation Review – May Kha Lar Guesthouse, Nyaung U, Myanmar (Bagan)

The next accommodation review is in, and it doesn’t quite match up to the first two places I stayed in Myanmar, but to be honest, they were pretty special. I had also pre-booked the May Khar Lar Guesthouse on Asiarooms.com I think, but I kinda knew I was in for a drop in quality. I have stayed in some pretty

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