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Yangon Heritage Trust Walk, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2

By on March 25, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Yangon Heritage Trust Walk, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2

I had some time to kill in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), and so I decided to take a local walking tour organised by the  Yangon Heritage Trust. Having checked things out online I discovered I needed to be at their office for 8 am, hence, I got up early and walked the 2 km from […]

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Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma
Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

The next stop on my “Mandalay taxi tour” was the Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး. Just as the taxi pulled up outside the temple an amazing display of carts pulled by white cows went by. These carts were all part of the ongoing ceremonies for new nuns and monks that were […]

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Stromatolites and Lake Thetis, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – part 1 of 2

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Stromatolites and Lake Thetis, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – part 1 of 2

On thing I was really looking forward to on my trip to Western Australia was visiting Lake Thetis in Nambung National Park, Cervantes, to look at some Stromatolites. When I told a number of my friends that I was really looking forward to seeing the Stromatolites I was typically greeted with a blank look, and […]

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Seashell Cafe, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – 28 August 2015 10:04

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Seashell Cafe, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – 28 August 2015 10:04

After my 3 hour drive north from Perth I stopped at the Seashell Cafe, Cervantes, WA 6511, Australia for coffee and carrot cake, and to have a look at the local beach before I headed off in search of Stromatolites. It was a nice leg stretch after a long drive. I had to keep reminding […]

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Driving North from Perth to the Pinnacles

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments

Fantastic drive north towards the Pinnacles and the Stromatolites, once I got out of Perth! Seemed to take forever to get out of the city as the suburbs seem to go on for miles and miles. Once you do get out of the town you pass through mile upon mile of bush land, which at […]

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Road trip to Malacca – Da Som Inn Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia

By on June 12, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Road trip to Malacca – Da Som Inn Hotel, Malacca, Malaysia

I have lived in Malaysia for over 2 years and in all that time I have not managed to get to Malacca, which is only a few hours up the road. Malacca (Malay: Melaka) has an interesting history, and is connected to the founding of Singapore, and also the history of Penang. Basically, it all […]

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Coastes, Siloso Beach, Singapore

By on June 6, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Coastes, Siloso Beach, Singapore

Coastes is a bar/restaurant down on Siloso Beach, Singapore. The restaurant is a nice little place in which they are really trying to ’sell’ the ‘beach experience’. Hence it all feels a little false, just like the rest of Siloso Beach, Singapore. You turn up at Coastes and get directed to a table, you work […]

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Desaru Beach, Bandar Penawar, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

By on May 16, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Desaru Beach, Bandar Penawar, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Decided to go back and revisit Desaru Beach, which is about 90 minutes drive from where I am currently living in Malaysia. The beach is almost due east of Johor Bahru and the drive to it is along a pretty fast straight bit of road (toll). The beach represents the closest sandy beach to JB […]

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Kranji War Memorial, Singapore

By on May 2, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Kranji War Memorial, Singapore

Kranji War Memorial is located on the north of Singapore Island, just a few minutes drive from the Main Causeway to the island. The cemetery is classed as a war and non-war cemetery in that it contains graves from world war 1 and 2, and graves post the second world war. The Kranji War Memorial […]

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Dinner on the Vintage Luxury Hotel, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 1, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Had a very pleasant Rogan Josh and a couple of pints of local beer on the Vintage Luxury Hotel. The curry was mutton cooked on the bone. This is a common way of cooking in SE Asia, that is, things like chicken and mutton (and yes, real mutton, not lamb) curries, and other dishes, are […]

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