Mingun and Around Mandalay

Mandalay is the centre of the region of… well the ‘Mandalay Region’, which I guess is hardly surprising. It’s an amazing destination in many aspects, but the region surrounding it has many sights and things to do as well, so basing yourself in Mandalay is a great idea to really get to grips with all …

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From Around the Web – When Bald and Bankrupt met Kolya

Hi all. 'Mr Bald' has had a lot of adventures on YouTube, but perhaps the most heartwarming story he's shared is his relationship with Kolya, a man who is living by himself in a village in southern Belarus which is in the 'radiation zone'. And when I say alone, Kolya (who is 73) is the …

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The Six-Train Day – August 7th, 2011, Cologne, Germany

Howdy all. I’ve taken the idea for this post from the blog ‘I’ve Bean Travelling’, to look back at previous travels and see where I was on a certain day in another year. Today I am taking you back to 2011, and back to Cologne, Germany. In fairness, in August I am not usually traveling …

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Dhaka to Dakar – The ULTIMATE Itinerary

Howdy all, today I want to write about what I consider my personal ‘Ultimate’ Itinerary, a trip which I undertook over sixteen years ago now through countless countries and destinations, an overland route which saw me travel to three continents – Asia, Europe and Africa. And that was my journey from Dhaka in Bangladesh, to …

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Infante Sagres – That Time I Splurged on a Five-Star Hotel!

Or – Is a Five star hotel THAT much better than a four-star hotel? When preparing for my trip last year (2019) I booked almost all my hotel stays in advance (and one AirBnb stay). Bar a few nights in Tajikistan, I was booked for the rest of the nights which meant I knew where …

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A Tour of Mandalay – Through My Lens

Mandalay - a town of some historic fame thanks to the poem 'The Road to Mandalay' by Mr Rudyard Kipling. In fact, although he did visit Burma in the last 19th Century, he never actually went to Mandalay. As a destination, Mandalay is worthwhile, especially if you like your temples when you travel. Mandalay is …

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Need to Know – Destination: Galapagos Islands

Well, they are a group of islands (hardly surprising lol) which belong to the country of Ecuador. They are not exactly sitting just off the Ecuadorian coast though, in fact they are around 1400km from Ecuador, which means there aren’t a lot of buses going there. They sit in the Pacific Ocean, a group of …

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From Around the Web – Would you eat Crimean Fried Chicken?

Hi all. Today I'm presenting a really interesting video to you from Russian Youtuber Roman, or 'NFKRZ' (which I believe means something a little rude!). He presents life usually from his Russian hometown Chelyabinsk, and had collaborated with 'Mr Bald' from Bald and Bankrupt fame. I will be highlighting more of his videos in the …

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