Monthly Archives: January 2014

SE Asia 2013/14 Pt IX: Muang Boran (Ancient Siam) In Bangkok (Thailand)

The worlds largest open-air museum, formerly known as Ancient City, houses 120 duplications, reconstructions and creative designs to educate modern people about the history of the ancient Siam with the layout of the place supposedly corresponding pretty much to the shape … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt VIII: Tiger Kingdom In Chiang Mai (Thailand)

When it comes to new experiences on a trip I think its fair to say they don’t come too more unique than what we encountered on one of our days in Chiang Mai. Tiger Kingdom is located about 10km from … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt VII: Elephant Training In Chiang Mai (Thailand)

The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand and wherever you go you see them whether it be elephant souvenirs, stone elephants outside temples, posters of elephants being used to promote tours (even if they’re nothing to do with the … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt VI: Chiang Mai (Thailand)

The curtain came down on our 2013 (and indeed 2014 began) in the lively mountain city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Our time in the city coincided with the Winter Fair around the Tha Phae Gate area, where we … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt V: Bangkok (Thailand)

After an absence of 5.5 years I was back in Thailand and it couldn’t have got off to a more un-cultured start! We met up with colleague and friend Mostyn mid-afternoon and after a spot of late-lunch the plan was … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt IV: A Pressing Engagement In Yangon (Myanmar)

As promised at the tail end of the last entry here then is the #BigNews of what happened during our time in Myanmar (formerly Burma). After eight years of world travel, movie locations, English teaching ideas, restaurant reviews and so on, there is finally an … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt III: Christmas Day In Yangon

It’s not every day that one visits Myanmar so I think it merits a further entry to accompany the previous one which you can read here. Christmas Day began for us in capital city Yangon with mohinga; a traditional Myanmar breakfast … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt II: Yangon (Myanmar)

The original idea was to fly from Kuala Lumpur into Yangon and then book the next flight up north but when it came to that next stage the availability of those flights was non-existent so I thought it better to … Continue reading

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Entrapment Filming Locations In Kuala Lumpur

Perhaps the best and most famous movie to have been shot in Malaysia is ‘Entrapment‘ (1999) starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones as two international art thieves. It’s fair to say that this film, which cost just $66m to produce, doesn’t have too … Continue reading

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SE Asia 2013/14 Pt I: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

No sooner had I wrapped up my lessons for the year and I was off to the airport that same evening to take a night flight to Kuala Lumpur (KL) in Malaysia. As a young child collecting stamps (nerd alert!) … Continue reading

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