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Month: December 2017

Country Summary: One Month in Thailand (excl. Bangkok)

Country Summary: One Month in Thailand (excl. Bangkok)

Thailand (excl. Bangkok) 4th – 29th December 2017 Rich and I both agree that this one month in Thailand has been clearly split into two parts. We spent two weeks in the South islands in the Trang and Krabi provinces soaking up some sun and enjoying the sand and sea for the first time in a long while. We then spent two weeks in Northern Thailand visiting Chiang Mai and the surrounding area. We soon realised Thailand is a big…

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Country Summary: Four and a Half Weeks in Myanmar

Country Summary: Four and a Half Weeks in Myanmar

Myanmar 2nd November – 4th December 2017 When we told people at home we were planning to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, they asked us why? They wanted to know if it was safe and what there would be to see here. Within the travelling world however this is the perfect place to travel right now. Travellers kept saying it was one of their favourite countries and that it had a kind of magic. This country only properly opened…

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Mawlamyine’s one and a half giant Buddhas

Mawlamyine’s one and a half giant Buddhas

When we first arrived in Myanmar we decided to explore the slightly lesser known region southeast of Yangon. This included Mawlamyine, a former capital during the British Burma period from 1827 to 1852. Today it is home to the Mon people and is an interesting place to see local industries whose products are shipped nationally and internationally due to the town proximity to the sea. We spent a day exploring the area around Mawlamyine and found a fantastic reclining Buddha…

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