Blogged by Anne We had a flight booked to Singapore and a little under 2 weeks free before heading to Thailand for Tammy and Andrew’s wedding so we searched Singapore to ‘anywhere’ on Skyscanner and looked at the three cheapest destinations – Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon. Although Dave has been to Myanmar, I…… Continue reading Stupa Troopers – three things to love about Myanmar
Guest blogged by AnneMost people seem to associate Colombia with the drug-fueled violence of the Pablo Escobar years and decades of guerrilla war. These days, the country has really cleaned up its act and is enjoying much more political and economic stability. Although still a third world country (with a minor guerrilla problem), a lot…… Continue reading Ending on a high
Many of the backpackers I’ve met in Guatemala had decided to skip both Honduras and El Salvador and head directly to Nicaragua (because of safety concerns) so I was interested to see what these two countries were actually like. Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America with a typically turbulent history involving…… Continue reading Ocean to Ocean
My journey to Belize City from San Francisco (via Houston) was long but uneventful, and soon after arriving I was on the hour-long ferry to Caye Caulker, a laid back island which I’d chosen as a base for some scuba diving. The island is quite small, with the town taking up most of the land…… Continue reading Mayans past and present
Hi everyone. After a long break I’m back! After my trip to Marbella in Spain and to Lisbon, I headed back to the Alps for another 5 weeks of skiing, this time in Tignes, France. Once again I was lucky to have quite a bit of fresh snow as I arrived, especially since there wasn’t…… Continue reading Merica!!!!
Day 0 After the craziness of Vietnam it was great to be home in Joburg for a bit of R ‘n R and to see Anne, my friends, family and ex-colleagues again. Unfortunately there was also a bit of admin to do: I needed to apply for visas for Ethiopia, India and France in the…… Continue reading A Himalayan diary
I arrived in Hanoi (or Ha Noi) fairly late in the evening and was immediately given a small taste of the traffic that awaiting me: The first part of my Vietnam trip was focused on the northern part of the country, in particular Hanoi itself, Ha Long Bay and hiking around Sa Pa. Since I…… Continue reading Ha Noi, Ha Long & Hi King
I set off from Pyin Oo Lwin heading towards Hsipaw at around 10:30 (a little delayed because of the rain). This was my first train journey in Myanmar, and one that is highly recommended for the scenery, and in particular the scary looking Goitek Viaduct, built in the early 1900s by the US (the only…… Continue reading I’ll have the tea leaf salad, please