The Cruise to Bagan

Myanmar’s lifeline, the Irrawaddy River flows from the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas cutting across the country from north to south before emptying into the Andaman Sea. The river is used for commercial transport and is Myanmar’s largest river, about 2,170 kilometers long. It is a pleasant way to travel between Mandalay and Bagan, two … Continue reading The Cruise to Bagan

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First Impressions

It started in this guesthouse, my fondness for Mandalay, where we were greeted with grace and elegance. The tastefully built B&B has three floors of spacious rooms and a dining area on the roof deck. Once owned by the mama, Wyn and wife, Sue, now run the place. With her immaculate English and years of … Continue reading First Impressions

Ubud

I’ll drop everything and hop on a flight with you just at the mention of the word. Ubud is one of the places I go to recharge (read my old post on Ubud here). The cultural heartland of Bali, surrounded by rice fields and lush greenery, is my place of rest and inspiration. It’s a … Continue reading Ubud

Hanoi’s Charm

One reason I love Hanoi is this stunning lake. Serene, spellbinding, and picture-perfect – makes for a pleasant walk, and you will definitely walk by it more than once a day.  And because the Old Quarter surrounds it, it is a good reference point when navigating the city. Hoan Kiem Lake is the heart of … Continue reading Hanoi’s Charm