Blogging fail in Bagan, Myanmar

I had dreamed of going to Bagan for God knows how long. Years certainly. For the longest time, floating over the crumbling stone stupas and temples of Bagan in a hot air balloon had been high on my bucket list. Now, finally, I was in Myanmar and was close to experiencing this for real. The month […]

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Sunset From The Ubein Bridge

Following our day of sightseeing around Mandalay and Inwa, we asked to be dropped off near the Ubein Bridge. We found ourselves walking in the late afternoon sun, wandering through markets and strolling along the river. We stopped at a small cafe for a refreshing coconut, watching as girls with long dark hair walked past […]

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Inwa, Mandalay – Myanmar

One of my last full days in Mandalay was spent doing a small tour organised by our hostel. The first half of the day was spent in Mandalay exploring monasteries, universities, schools, and pagodas. The second half of the day saw us (myself and a young French doctor, the only two on the tour) on a small […]

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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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