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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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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First Taste – Pyin Oo Lwin (Myanmar)

It’s been a while since I did a ‘First Taste’ – this is a series of blogs I’ve done on the place I first arrived when I went to a country, also for the first time. So today I’m going back a couple of years to the town which introduced me to Myanmar, the hill-village …

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