More Of Mandalay – Myanmar

So, now that I finally got round to telling you about Christmas and New Years, let’s pick up where we left off, and I’ll finish telling you about Myanmar. So, to set the scene, Myanmar was the final country of my year-long stint across Southeast Asia. I arrived in Mandalay sometime in September 2017 (I […]

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Goals Going into 2018

I have a feeling that 2018 for me is going to be a year of getting shit done. It probably won’t be fun, or particularly exciting, but I have a feeling that at the end of it I’ll have got a lot done. Here are my goals the rest of 2018 (in no particular order) : […]

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Achievements​ Going into 2018

So I’ve been told that I need to learn to celebrate my achievements more, which is probably a good mindset to have as we are our own biggest critics. I’ve been setting off on a good foot and going in 2018 I’ve already achieved two important goals / dreams. So firstly… Last year, I began […]

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Reflections Going Into​ 2018

What a year it has been, 2017 will forever be etched in my brain as one of the best years of my life. Following it’s predecessor that was filled with heartbreak, bereavement, and depression, I took a leap of faith at the end and headed out into the great unknown. By the time January was rolling around […]

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New Year 2018

So many things can happen in a year. Like the song in one of my favourite musicals Rent, how do you measure a year? (Bursts into song – “In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights in cups of coffee? In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?”) *As soon as I typed that out, I then […]

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Back home for Christmas

So even though I haven’t had the time to finish telling you about my adventures in Myanmar or really anything that’s happened since I got home, I figured there was still time to fill you in on Christmas and New Year whilst it’s only January. January is still a passable time (I think) to write […]

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Thanaka – Myanmar

As synonymous with Myanmar as the traditional Longyi attire, or the red drool from chewing Betelnut, you will also notice many faces adorned with Thanaka. Generally used by women and children, Thanaka is a thick paste made from ground bark and roots. In the stifling Burmese heat, it’s cooling effect on the skin is quite […]

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Sparkling Pagodas in Mandalay

I thought I’d had my fill of temples in Thailand, but oh boy, was I wrong. The pagodas in Myanmar were something else, particularly in Mandalay where there seems to be an especially high concentration of them! On my first full day that I spent in Mandalay, I trod barefoot across the wooden floorboards of the […]

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The Content Castle, Koh Samui

I was wracking my brains for what to do next after Vietnam when I received a message from a friend I had met whilst living in Pai… “I’m staying at this fantastic place in Koh Samui, and I know that you’re a writer. It’s perfect for you and I know that you’ll love it!” Intrigued, […]

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Some Much Needed Down Time

After my stint driving across Vietnam, I was in desperate need of a little down time before my next adventure. I had returned to Thailand to take up residency at an internship kind of project in the south, on the island of Koh Samui. I was craving a bit of familiarity at this point. I […]

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