Temples in Bagan, Myanmar

The incredible temples of Bagan are just one of the many highlights of Myanmar in South East Asia.  We had planned on spending a couple of days here, but we were having such a good time that we ended up staying for a week.  This is a not-to-be-missed destination in Myanmar and well worth, Read More

Everyone says that you’ve got to spend some serious time in Luang Prabang. Everyone raves about the history, the atmosphere, the architecture, the scenery, the people, and above all, the food. It’s such a popular place with travelling types, that I was more than a little sceptical about what we’d find when we bounced, Read More

A hot air balloon tour of the incredible temples of Bagan is not to be missed… if you can afford it.  It’s eye-wateringly expensive (we’ll deal with the credit card bill when we get back and get a job) but utterly amazing.  Seeing the temples from the air gives you a whole new perspective, Read More

This is probably our longest smug Monday adventure ever, as we started it well before the sun came up at 05:30 in the morning, and it didn’t finish until long after the sun had disappeared behind the mountains in a blazing storm of reds, pinks and oranges.

Holy Crap! We’ve Only Bloody Gone And Arrived In Myanmar! This is our third day in Myanmar, and as we’ve got a couple of hours rocking and rolling through the plains on a train, I thought I should jot down some first impressions of the place. We’re heading down the country to Myawlamine, 300km, Read More

We love Bangkok.  We’ve been here for a week now, which is much longer than we were ever expecting, and it’s been absolutely brilliant. It only took three hours to get here from Sri Lanka, but it’s a complete world away from anything else we have experienced on this trip. The weather, the people,, Read More

Today we hopped on a train for 1 3/4 hours to go 44 miles to Ayutthaya ( i-oo-t-iy-a ) wat (temple) complex. Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Thailand before it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1769.  The train was a 3rd class rickety one with plastic (and slightly broken) seats and, Read More

Before we go any further, I have to say that I haven’t found travelling in Sri Lanka to be the most rewarding experience of the trip. I’ve found it lacking in culture, history and identity, and the food is generally rubbish. I think that the whole country is overly expensive, and that it has all, Read More

Monday wasn’t actually very smug at all, it was actually pretty rubbish.  We spent eight hours in a car driving to Pushkar, and then spent another hour and a half listening to daddy have arguments about rubbish hotels.  A few days later though, we arrived at Agra… We have now been to the Taj, Read More

  It has been thirteen years since we were in Delhi, and in that time, the city seems to have completely changed. It was the last point on our first India tour and it’s safe to say that by the time we arrived, we were thoroughly India’d out. We’ve started our India tour in, Read More