It's that time of year again and we are gearing up for Christmas! I always say to myself, this year I will super organised, this year I will not stress and actually enjoy the lead up to the big day.... of course this never happens! I get stressed out, feel overwhelmed, feel like there is… Continue reading Christmas: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
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… Continue reading All Time Favourites…
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… Continue reading Exploring Inle Lake, Myanmar
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,… Continue reading Canine Cheekiness in Myanmar
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… Continue reading Finding serenity in Hpa-An, Myanmar
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 -… Continue reading Travel with a purpose – Sukhothai, Thailand
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… Continue reading Climbing Mandalay Hill, Myanmar
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… Continue reading Scaling Mingun, Myanmar
...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… Continue reading Because I love…
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...