I can't believe this is the last photo challenge! I started this blog last year and the daily prompts and photo challenges have been invaluable to me, not only for providing much needed inspiration, but also as being a great place for interaction and discovering some great blogs out there. Thank you to everyone for [...]
We were huddled under blankets on little chairs on the longtail boat, which was speeding away from the town and out into open water. The early morning mist was rising off the lake and shrouding the surrounding hills, partially obscuring their shapes. There were a few other boats passing us, with occupants similarly wrapped up [...]
Whilst wandering around the town of Nyaungshwe at Inle Lake in Myanmar, we watched this dog saunter out into the road and then sit down, seemingly oblivious to the fact it would be in the way of the traffic. I loved the fact that it didn't actually care and would not move. Happily lounging around, [...]
The feeling of serenity does not happen that often in daily life (not for me anyway!), so when it comes along I try to take the time to appreciate it. On my travels there are certain places and moments that make me take a breath and appreciate the stillness and peace of the moment. One [...]
Sukhothai was one of our last stops on our trip. We had just spent an incredible month in Myanmar and had traveled overland into Thailand through the Myawaddy/Mae Sot border crossing to get to Sukhothai. The purpose was twofold - 1) to get back overland to Bangkok as our flight was departing from there - [...]
We had arrived into Mandalay at lunchtime, having taken a morning flight via Yangon from Singapore. As we descended I couldn't quite believe that we were there, it was a dream to have finally made it to Myanmar. As soon as we were settled into our hotel, we wanted to get out and explore. We [...]
Mingun pagoda in Myanmar took my breath away when we arrived. I couldn't believe how big it was....and what you see now isn't even the finished product. Started at the end of the 18th century by King Bodawpayalt, it was meant to be the largest stupa in the world but it was never finished, due [...]
...THESE COLOURS! In Dein, Myanmar - located at the top of a long covered walkway, this site contains a huge collection of ancient and not so ancient stupas. We wandered between them with the sun shining down on us and the tinkling of hundreds of bells to accompany our thoughts - it was one of [...]
Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge - Pedestrian The modern world meets the ancient at U Bein Bridge in Myanmar - tourists snap themselves with a selfie stick at the the world’s longest teak footbridge which crosses Taungthaman Lake...
...A SUNSET! Inle Lake, Myanmar - the end of a long day on the lake. The engine of our longtail had been cut and we sat for a few peaceful (but very chilly!) minutes watching the sun disappear behind the hills...