Monthly Archives: December 2017

Myanmar – Bagan, 19 – 21 December 2017

From Mandalay I travelled by boat to Bagan. This boat was not the usual ferry but a tour boat slightly more expensive and comfortable with breakfast, lunch and a village tour included. I bought the ticket online at Depart at … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Mandalay, 16 – 18 December 2017

Mandalay – second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and the last capital of the country, population 1.2 million. The train journey from Yangon to Mandalay was one of the highlights of my trip to Myanmar, literally a step back … Continue reading

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Myanmar – Yangon, 13 – 15 December 2017

Dhaka to Yangon on Biman Air the Bangladesh Airline, short (1:50hrs) and expensive flight, there are very few options on this route. I got an Uber to Dhaka Airport, traffic was the usual chaos, a policeman offered to bypass the … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – Dhaka, Sundarbans, 06 – 12 December 2017

Bangladesh – has a complicated history, once a part of British India it next became East Pakistan, until it gained independence in 1971 and became Bangladesh. Predominantly Muslim with about 10% Hindu, Bangla is the national language and they have … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Thimpu, Punaka, Paro, 02 – 05 December 2017

Bhutan – Population 800,000 was an absolute monarchy until 2008, it has never been colonised. The minimum fee for tourists that visit the country during peak season is US$250 per day and during off peak season US$200. This fee includes … Continue reading

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