Birthdays & other things

The other day a friend of ours, Liz, treated me to a birthday extravaganza. This was literally months in the planning which was done with Lindsey. Two other friends of ours went along for the ride initially but had no idea of the plans. The first step was a crossword puzzle which when completed had to be viewed with a black light to reveal our first destination. Liz hired a driver for the day which is a new feature on Grab (the Asian version of Uber). You basically pay by the hour and can have a decent size and quality of car. You literally order a driver for 8 hours or so minutes before you need them, quite amazing.

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Turkey Travels

Last March at our big school fundraising gala Gav and I bid with some friends on a three night stay at a fancy resort in the archipelago in southern Myanmar.  Actually, for a while we were bidding against each other until we realised the trip was for four people and perhaps we should just work together and stop driving the price up.  Oops.  We got the trip at a hefty discount and decided that it would be a perfect place to go for Thanksgiving break.

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Yangon by bike…

That should be ‘Yangon by e-bike’.  Last year in October we rented e-bikes at Ankor Wat in Cambodia.  They were fairly low powered and ideally had to be charged during the day to keep them going well.  We both loved riding around on them and Cambodian driving though seemingly nuts is actually quite calm so it was a great experience. Continue reading “Yangon by bike…”

Accidental Homestay

One of the reasons we wanted to take a trip to Laos was that we had read about the Gibbon Experience (way back when we first accepted our jobs) and thought that sounded like an amazing thing to do.  Sitting on our couch in London, the thought of sleeping in the world’s tallest treehouses and ziplining along in the jungles of South East Asia seemed very exotic indeed.  Continue reading “Accidental Homestay”

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