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Bestmart, Taman Nusa Bestari 2 (No. 3 Jalan Danga), 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor

By on April 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Bestmart, Taman Nusa Bestari 2 (No. 3 Jalan Danga), 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Bestmart is a little gem of a find and rumour has it that it won’t be around much longer. Bestmart is a fairly typical Malaysian covered market in that sells pretty much everything – food, clothes, dodgy DVDs, electrical goods etc. etc. Blog Post Bonus: Download a PDF version of this blog post to read […]

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Monsta Cafe, Taman Nusa Bestari (157, Jalan Bestari 1/5), 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor

By on April 19, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Monsta Cafe, Taman Nusa Bestari (157, Jalan Bestari 1/5), 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Monsta Cafe, which is located at Taman Nusa Bestari (157, Jalan Bestari 1/5), 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, is an interesting place to stop for a coffee and a snack… And they doing a cracking iced coffee. They roast and grind their own coffee and produce an interesting range of food. FourSquare: Monsta Cafe, Taman Nusa […]

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Stuck in KLIA2 Departure Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By on April 18, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Stuck in KLIA2 Departure Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stuck in KLIA2 Departure Hall for 7 hours due to missing my connection. Luckily I’ve managed to get on a later flight. This is the first flight I have ever missed, and this ‘miss’ was caused by “Philip” in immigration who was processing arrivals at half the rate of his colleagues, and I of course […]

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Breakfast At 7, Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

By on April 11, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Breakfast At 7, Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Breakfast At 7 is a great little restaurant on the outskirts of Johor Bahru, Malaysia, that serves a fantastic Indian breakfast. My personal favourite, Masala Dosa (fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils, filled with potato, methi (a member of the pea family, that produces aromatic seeds that are used for flavouring), curry […]

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No shoes – but can you wear socks?

By on April 4, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
No shoes – but can you wear socks?

This is an interesting question….. I have visited many temples, shrines, shops and other buildings on my travels and I often have to take my shoes off before entering such places. I have no problem with that, other than walking around with no shoes on really hurts my feet. After Mandalay Hill (see earlier post […]

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Heading to the airport at 5 am in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 4, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Far, far too early to be up and about. And far, far too early to be in a taxi going through Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). However, it is interesting to be up this early and to see the city waking up (or possibly just going to bed). Surprising number of people on the streets exercising. […]

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10 Travel Tips for visiting Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
10 Travel Tips for visiting Myanmar (Burma)

1. Do you need a visa? Depends on your home country. As I am from the UK I needed a visa… 2. Have a surge protector for electronic gear If you have electrical gear (phone, camera etc.) that needs charging, or anything that needs plugging in, then use a surge protector. Electricity in Myanmar (Burma) […]

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Why does that person have yellow Thanaka paste on their face?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Why does that person have yellow Thanaka paste on their face?

That was the question I asked myself my first morning I was in Myanmar (Burma). As I walked out of the hotel I saw a person with what looked like dried yellow paste smeared on both cheeks. At first, I thought it was a one off, some one that had left the house too early […]

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Myanmar or Burma? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

That is a good question… Which is it? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon? In terms of the Internet it can be any one of them, and that can make life difficult when searching for information. What do you type in? Yangon or Rangoon? Burma or Myanmar? In Yangon (Rangoon) the airport goes by the […]

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Why is there rampant gum disease in Myanmar (Burma)?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Why is there rampant gum disease in Myanmar (Burma)?

The first day I was in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) I was shocked at the level of gum disease I saw. I kept seeing people with stained teeth and gums. Terribly stained teeth and gums. And it looked like some of them were bleeding. Then I realised…. It was betel quid chewing that was causing the […]

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