Monthly Archives: January 2014

SE Asia 2013/14 Pt X: 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 IX: 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 VIII: 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 VII: 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 VI: 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 V: 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 IV: 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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