Tag Archives: Burma

Bagan, Myanmar

In the 11th century there were over 13,000 temples in the immediate Bagan area. Today, it is much less as many have succumbed to age and decay. Our day of touring these astonishing structures has us visiting only eight of … Continue reading

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Monywa to Bagan, Myanmar

I’m sleeping hard, totally dead to the world. We are about 12 hours out of sync from where we left 4 days ago. We tried to sleep on the airplane on the way over and did get an hour here … Continue reading

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Mandalay to Monywa, Myanmar

Man this place is hot. I have traveled to many hot places in the world. We hiked the Samarian Gorge in Crete and it was over 40C and that was hot, but here the numbers are not as high but … Continue reading

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Mandalay, Myanmar and Surroundings

I guess we are slow. Today we start by having to make up time for what we missed yesterday. First stop the gold leaf making shop. I am just as interested in what is happening on the street as I … Continue reading

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Mandalay, Myanmar

Looking out of the airplane window, the fields around Mandalay are a patchwork quilt just like Alberta. The patches here look as if someone has just tossed the patches down in a willy-nilly fashion. Some patches are bright green as … Continue reading

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2 sleeps

I am down to counting sleeps. We went through our lists again on Sunday. We walked long on Monday. We will do our last swim today and our last walk tomorrow. Thursday night is reserved for the last minute “to … Continue reading

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Air Canada, My Most Favourite Airline in the Entire World

Customer service is not in the vocabulary of anyone involved with Air Canada. They go about their business doing what is best for Air Canada and the customer bedamned. We have arranged our trip so we have plenty of time … Continue reading

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Photos for Myanmar Visas

Glitch. We have sent in our visa applications for Myanmar. Usually when we apply for visas two passport photos are required. I have taken and photoshopped stock photos of Debbie and me. I print a couple of these and send … Continue reading

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Myanmar and the Maldives – Luggage Woes (a new direction)

Our upcoming trip has been on the back burner for too long and it is time to resume work on our preparations for Myanmar and the Maldives. In the past month I have made a giant step and purchased dive … Continue reading

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Travel and the Internet

The internet has changed the way we set up for travel big time. I do not know whether the change is for the better or not. Years ago we researched our potential destination by book. Borrowed books from the library … Continue reading

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