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Cycling around Bagan, Burma

Cycling Around Bagan

We might have been cycling down the dark main street of Nyaung U without any lights on our bikes but at least we were cycling the right way down the dark main street of Nyaung U without any lights on our bikes. We were learning the exhilarating way that when it comes to road rules the Burmese have a laissez faire attitude.Read More
Guest houses and hostels in Kuala Lumpur

Accommodation Options in Kuala Lumpur

We have twice passed by Kuala Lumpur on the bus and once changed planes at the airport so once we had made our plans to fly to the UK from Singapore we decided that this time we would invest a little time in getting to know this city.Read More
Boat tour of Inle Lake, Myanmar

On Inle Lake

We had been waiting to take our turn in one of the small boats motoring up and down the river that led into Inle Lake. Armed with a Myanmar beer we had watched both the local populace and the incomers from around the world go about their business from our vantage point outside the Queen Inn.Read More
Taking photos of cats at Nga Hpe Chaung, the Jumping Cat Monastery in Burma

Photos of People Taking Photos of… Cats in Burma

One day one bored, crazy monk living in a monastery in Burma rounded up all the local cats and started making them jump through hoops. Word spread and boat loads of tourists started to arrive to witness the spectacle.Read More
Travel in Yangon, Burma

Charmed by Yangon

Yangon was our introduction to Myanmar. Though it is a decent sized city of over four million and until recently Myanmar’s capital city - until the government relocated elsewhere, much to the populace’s joy - our drive through its darkening streets from the airport to our accommodation told us the city was going to be very different to the in-your-faceness of Bangkok.Read More
Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Visa Run

Six Minutes in Burma: A Quick Guide to the Chiang Mai to Mae Sai Visa Run

For long term travellers deciding to make Chiang Mai their temporary home the northern Thai border town of Mae Sai will become a familiar place. Many expats living in the north of Thailand will visit there two or three times a year; crossing the bridge and stepping a hundred metres over the border into Myanmar to renew their two plus one month visas.Read More
The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Out of the Siq: 17 Photos of Petra

After saving my dad from the Nazis… No, hang on, that was the other guy. The one with the hat. I had the hat but as already reported lost it after drinking too much in Turkey.Read More
Rocket Festival in Don Det, Laos

Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival in Don Det, Laos

After the mayhem of Songkran I started to look around for another crazy festival to attend and the rocket festival celebrated by Lao peoples in Laos and northeastern Thailand fitted the bill perfectly.Read More
How to get a Thai tourist visa in Savannakhet, Laos

A Very Quick Guide to Getting A Thai Tourist Visa in Savannakhet, Laos

We haven’t done it but from what we have heard getting a Thai tourism visa in Vientiane is a little stressful, involving, according to Travelfish, ‘tremendous’ queues even when turning up at 8am. Our visa run to Savannakhet couldn’t have been more different.Read More
House sitter looking after a dog

House Sitting 101 Part 2 – Become a House Sitter

Rachel Martin runs Trusted Housesitters alongside her partner Andy. Running a house sitting website gives her a bird’s eye view of the world of house sitting as well as insights into what works and what doesn’t when applying for a housesit. Here’s a few of her top tips.Read More