Author Archives: Chris Desmond

UK and Netherlands – Hastings, Veghel and Winsum – 29 April – 15 May 2018

I arrived in Hastings where my bike is based during the winter months on 29 April 2018 after a marathon 34 hour journey from Perth. First I charged the battery and it fired up immediately then it had to have … Continue reading

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Malaysia – Malacca, 07 – 12 January 2018

You can get to Inchon airport from Seoul either by the Metro and then the AREX Airport train or by special Airport buses which leave from various points around Seoul, about an hours journey. Train costs $5 and the bus … Continue reading

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South Korea – Seoul, 23 December – 06 January 2018

Yangon to Seoul via Kuala Lumpur was the first time I have had any significant delays in the over 180 flights I have been on in the last 10 years. Normally the KL to Seoul flight takes about 6:30 hours, … Continue reading

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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 http://www.alliancemyanmarrivercruise.com/. 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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