Tag Archives: backpacking

Burmese Daze – the book!

For some strange reason it seemed to make sense to turn my diaries and dlogs from Burma/Myanmar into a book. More depth, more stories, more opinion, more, well, Myanmar! It’s available now, as a print book from Lulu.com, and as … Continue reading

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Going via Gothiek to Hsipaw

I decided to move on east to the small town of Hsipaw, and to go by train. The eye-catching Celica dropped me outside the station about half an hour before the train was due to leave. The ‘Foreigner price’ fare … Continue reading

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In Moscow, I failed to post small parcels to two friends; the Post Office would accept letters but not parcels. I visited St Basil’s Cathedral and The Kremlin, where I coveted the handful of Fabergé eggs on display. The museum … Continue reading

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Tri Ton, Toilets and Tuc Dup

13 January 2002 “Is there a toilet I can use?” I asked my driver, Minh, when we stopped for (Vietnamese) tea in a café in the tiny town of Tri Ton.  The café owner escorted me through the kitchen to … Continue reading

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