Tag: Travel

Zooming around temples in Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan was a nice contrast to the madness of Mandalay – much less traffic and far easier to find places to eat. The main attraction in Bagan is the multitude of temples, of which thousands are dotted across the plains…

Braving the dust and noise in Mandalay

Whew! As a first foray into Myanmar, Mandalay is surely plunging into the deep end (although I’m not sure that there is a shallow end in this country!). We arrived via Air Asia – being the only plane at an…

Bangkok’s Grand Palace and a rooftop bar

We are in Bangkok! This is a mad city with crazy traffic, 20 million people, countless temples, and great food. We made it through the protests blocking off a major road near our hotel to Khao San Road, the backpacker…

Useful sites and blogs for Southeast Asia travel planning

While planning this trip, we’ve used online sources for accommodation and figuring out how to get from A to B, rather than guidebooks which are often really out of date. That said, we’re taking chapters of the Lonely Planet with…

Welcome!

Hi there, Thanks for taking a look at our blog. We’re leaving New Zealand in November, so we will start posting stories and photos then! First stop: Bangkok! Petra & Shaun xx