My Favourite Cities in … South East Asia

South East Asia is a big place, it’s densely populated and there are so many different people and different languages. It’s generally pretty hot most of the time, with only a few places in the north ever really cooling down substantially (such as Hanoi, which had maximums of around 15 degrees when I was there!) …

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Image’s of Myanmar’s UBein Bridge

Howdy all. Today I;m presenting a selection of photos I took five years ago now in Myanmar where, at the end of a day tour around Mandalay, I visited the Ubein Bridge, which attracts a lot of people including locals and tourists alike. It's a long bridge across a lake, some tourists walk it, others …

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I Went to Myanmar… So You Don’t Have To!

Yes it’s another venture into a country that, as with most places in the world, you can’t get to right now. Myanmar is the current name for Burma, a South-East Asian country bordering Bangladesh and Thailand, not to mention China and India. In recent years Myanmar has gone from a place that was hard to …

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From Around the Web – Urban Duniya in Pakistan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia!

Do you know what has happened recently in YouTube travel videos? Not much, that's what. Even a month ago I could have a bit of a search and find something that was newish and I thought was worth sharing, but it's getting harder because, I guess, people aren't travelling. However, I thought I would go …

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Train Journeys – Samarkand to Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

I’d taken this route before back in 2011. As part of the longer Tashkent to Bukhara – this whole journey was in May or June and it was 40 degrees outside. This was before the introduction of high speed rail to the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. The first high speed rail in Uzbekistan was …

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I Went to Pakistan… So You Don’t Have To!

In fact right now you pretty much can’t travel anywhere. Which is the point of these posts. But it’s time to look, virtually, at Pakistan because actually it’s a real surprise packet of a country that perhaps travellers will start to return to when restrictions are lifted. In the last fifteen years it has not …

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