Tag Archives: travelling

Icy coastline

Destination: Iceland

Our family Christmas present to ourselves was a short trip to Iceland. Between Christmas and New Year we found ourselves hopping over from the UK. T. wanted to see snow…

The stones come in different shapes including the well-know hexagons

Destination: Northern Ireland

Completing my collection of “The British Isles” we went to Northern Ireland last summer for a quick 4 day break.  For a person who grew up in England under the…

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Destination: Qatar

We spent a grand total of 20 hours in Qatar during the summer of 2013 on our way back from Morocco to Hong Kong. Not the ideal time of year…

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Mud, Rocks and Fire: Our introduction to Azerbaijan

Here is my first post after our trip to Azerbaijan.  Andrew and I headed there for a week just after school finished. It was a busy week and we saw…

Ballooning over Bagan

The highlight of our time in Bagan was seeing the temples from a hot air balloon.  It’s an expensive trip, but utterly worth it. It was my first time in…

Victoria falls in 1925 and 1998 - little has changed in the falls themselves.

Travelling Across Generations: Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls (a.k.a. “The Smoke That Thunders” is truly a wonderful site. The falls border Zimbabwe and Zambia was seen by my grandmother in 1925 and myself in 1998. I…

Temples and stupas as far as the eye can see

Temples of Old Bagan, Myanmar

Plains of Temples OK not everyone’s cup of tea, but for an art history nerd, this sounded intriguing and I knew that we had to go. Bagan was for a…

enjoying lunch

Highlights of Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, formerly capital of Myanmar was our entry and exit point for our trip to Myanmar.  We ended up spending about 4 days there all in all. 1…

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

If you had only enough time in Yangon for one site, then you’d make it the Shwedagon Pagoda. The centre of this large complex is a big, golden stupa.  Around…

Misty dawn in Yangon

Third time lucky – we finally made it to Myanmar!

This last trip had been a long time coming. In 2007 Andrew and I planned to go to Myanmar. Despite reservations about supporting the regime, a friend of ours had…