Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Temples of Bagan

In keeping with tradition, we had yet another early flight out of Yangon, this time at 6:30. While Yangon had definitely been worth seeing, the real reason I wanted to travel to Myanmar was in the plains surrounding Bagan. There … Continue reading

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Yangon

We left our hotel at 4:45, after a successful wake-up call 45 minutes earlier. We were finding that the cheaper flights to the various countries in Southeast Asia were also usually the earliest ones. This time our cab fare to … Continue reading

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Some “Down Time” in Bangkok

We had to catch yet another early flight, this time at 8:40, so we had asked for a 5:30 wake-up call in order to leave the Boddhi Tree by 6. We were told that although no one would be on … Continue reading

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From the Fields to the Palace

I woke to what I thought was the sound of birds fluttering around on the roof outside our window, but they turned out later to be otherwise, as I will describe. We had told Sky that we would be ready … Continue reading

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Boat to Phnom Penh

We had asked for a 5 am wakeup call, since we were getting a ride to the boat docks at 6 to go to Phnom Penh. As usual, we woke up a little before then and didn’t really need the … Continue reading

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Elephants

I woke up refreshed and feeling like I was over my 24 hour bug. We had told our driver that we would be ready to go again around 10 am. As we ate breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, the same … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat

Since we had a 6:30 a.m. flight to Cambodia, we had asked the hostel to call us a taxi for 4 am. This time we couldn’t take the MRT there, since it did not begin operations until 5:30. We had … Continue reading

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Singapore

We had Annette call us a taxi for 8:45, since it was a 30-minute cab ride to the airport and we had a flight at 11:15. The airport was actually located on Lantau Island, so we headed there once again, … Continue reading

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Big Buddha

I woke up at 7 and went into the living room, where I watched the ships go by while everyone else slept. Trudy soon woke up, as did Annette, who was expecting some workers at 8 (they were finishing some … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

I woke up around 6 am and peeked out of the curtains of our cabin window to see a strange sight- a man and women were riding a motorcycle together directly outside the window! They had been riding on a … Continue reading

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