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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Little Places – Hampshire Falls, Myanmar

‘Little Places’ – you know, not a whole city or country, just a little place somewhere in the world where there’s a little something special worth an hour or two of your time. Thus begins a new series of posts. And I am starting in Myanmar. A place near Pyin Oo Lwin, in the highlands …

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Travel Itineraries – Myanmar

Another itinerary to lay before you today – going back 12 months to my amazing time in Myanmar where I spent 18 awesome days. Was it enough? Naturally it wasn’t, but one can only get the time off one can get. Such is life! However, it’s not a bad amount of time to get a …

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Train Journeys – Pyin Oo Lwin to Nawngpeng

Welcome back to Myanmar, where the train rides are bumpy and adventuresome! I love a little train ride with a good reputation for adventure, and here is one such ride, from Pyin Oo Lwin to Kyaukme (pronounced Chow-mei). This is only part of the journey as the train goes further on to Hsipaw and Lashio, …

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Sunday Spotlight – Mandalay

Yes, Sunday Spotlight is back this time with a city from my most recently visited country, Myanmar. Mandalay, made famous to the west by Rudyard Kipling and a poem he once wrote, possibly sounds a little romantic. For example: Come you back to Mandalay, Where the old Flotilla lay: Can't you 'ear their paddles chunkin' …

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