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

By on June 3, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Yangon Heritage Trust Walk, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

I rounded off my “wanderings” around Yangon by visiting the Holy Trinity Church (location: cared.historic.buying). Again, this was a building I visited on my previous trip to Yangon (see Holy Trinity (Cathedral Anglican Church), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), but the big difference was this time I could get inside. The interior of Holy Trinity Church is […]

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The beginning of the end? Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The beginning of the end? Junction City, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

One of the things I really liked about Myanmar was the lack of the ‘big’ companies, you know, the usual ones you see on your travels – Starbuck, MacDonalds, Burger King, Costa, Pizza Hut etc. On my last visit to Myanmar in 2015 I was amazed that I only saw one such company, KFC. That was […]

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Around the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Around the streets of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I was last in Myanmar in 2015 and it was great to be back. One of the things I really like doing in any city is just wandering around looking at what is going on and taking photos. Everywhere I go there is a fascination with mobile phones…. And life is lived on the streets in […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 2 of 2

By on March 26, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of 2 on my visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – you can read the first post here – Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2. It is also my second visit to the pagoda and you can read about my last visit […]

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2

By on March 26, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – 2017 – part 1 of 2

I first visited the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – see Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 2 and Shwedagon Pagoda (Paya), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2, and it was great to be back. And this time I took two of my visit […]

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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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The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 4

By on March 24, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 4

The next stop on the Grasshopper Mandalay Bike Tour was a nearby village (immune.soaks.optimists) which was a short ride from the ‘words biggest book’. In the village, we stopped for a drink, and a snack (included in the price of the tour), and for a little look round. The first thing that caught my eye […]

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The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 4

By on March 24, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 4

After the excesses of the Grasshopper Breakfast Tour, I decided that I needed to get some exercise so I signed up for their local Mandalay Bike Tour, which meant this time I would be pedalling myself. The Mandalay Bike Tour lasted for just over 4 hours and took me out of Mandalay to visit some […]

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The Breakfast Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 22, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Breakfast Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

I decided to do the breakfast tour of Mandalay with Grasshopper Tours – map – neckline.marbles.elevates, and I wasn’t disappointed. A great tour! Loved it, and excellent value at $35 US. For the breakfast tour, I was taken around Mandalay by trishaw and had my own local guide. And, if I have one piece of advice […]

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Where can you find the 10 Courts of Hell in Singapore?

By on May 23, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Where can you find the 10 Courts of Hell in Singapore?

Well the answer is, of course, the 10 Courts of Hell can be found in Haw Par Villa (虎豹别墅), 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore, and you even get free entry to experience them! I really don’t know what to say about the Courts other than they are extremely weird as they show scenes depicting bizarre […]

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