Charleston is without a doubt one of the prettiest towns I have ever seen. My couchsurfing host was very nice and said I could stay for a couple of weeks which was wonderful. Continue reading
The Yunnan 10 day tour involved a trek of Tiger Leaping Gorge. I know me and my fear of heights and a 7-9 hour arduous, difficult and perilous trek with narrow paths and sheer cliffs is not my thing so I went for the soft option and took a taxi. Continue reading
1 It is a UNESCO heritage site.
The houses are really pretty and well kept, colourful bougainvillea and exotic trees to add a special touch. It is a charming town. Well kept, clean and with perfect pavements. It is known as the jewel of Indochina and the name is well deserved. Continue reading
I had wanted to visit Angkor Wat for many years and I thought this would be one of the highlights of my trip. I was filled with anticipation, so much so that I decided I would spend an entire week just chilling and enjoying the town and the temples. Continue reading
For the most part, my trip develops as I go along and I am never quite sure which places I will visit. There are however, a few places that I know for sure I will see. Borobudur was one of them. I had wanted to see it for many years and as my trip unfolded, I arranged to go there for my birthday. Continue reading
At last a place in Burma where nobody tried to overcharge me… Continue reading
Sometimes you go to the cinema to see a film that has received many awards and rave reviews, you know you are in for something very special and it does not disappoint. Other times, you randomly go and watch a film you have never heard of and you love it. Your appreciation and delight is so much bigger because it was unexpected. Bagan was the grand film that fulfilled all my expectations and Monywa was the surprise. I only came across this town a couple of times on the internet and I only knew that it had a big Buddha statue. For some reason I felt compelled to go and take a look. Continue reading