The Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda complex.We timed the evening of our first full day in Yangon perfectly: visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset. The complex is already bursting with colour from its decorations, flower offerings and the towering central gold stupa, but the pink-orange skies and the rose hues glinting from all the gold leaf is truly something else. Continue reading

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Exploring Yangon

Sunset in Yangon
As my local guide, Moh Moh, told me ‘Now is the best ever time to visit this country’. Myanmar is on the verge of a huge change politically, and soon could change in many other ways as well. Tourism is slowly returning to this beautiful country – and now really is the best ever time to go. It’s safe, it’s unspoilt and full of wonderful places to explore. Continue reading

Finding Dory at Phi Phi

Phi Phi boat
Phi Phi Islands are a beautiful and very popular part of Thailand, used for film sets and holidays and a huge number of different water sport activities. We took a speedboat out to the islands, which, all in all, was about an hour’s journey. Taking a speedboat was so much fun – it was exciting, it allowed us to see beautiful 360` panoramic views, and it gave us a wonderful cool breeze to help us cope with the 37`c and blazing sunshine right over us! Continue reading