Santa in Sri Lanka

We decided to spend our luxurious three week 2019 Christmas break in Sri Lanka. I had been there years before in about 2000 but not since. I remember the great birds, some great sites but terrible food. On that trip there was a week long part on the beach but this time we did no such thing travelling around the whole time. Like with our trip to Laos we probably packed a bit too much in but thoroughly enjoyed it regardless.

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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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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”

Cooling off in Kalaw

In Myanmar there is a national holiday called Union Day on February 12th which was a Tuesday this year.  Union day is not the day they celebrate kicking out the Brits but the day when the all the regions of the country came together as one country for the first time. Now I have lived in two countries where they celebrate kicking out the Brits.  I wonder how many more I will live in.  Our school decided to make the Monday a holiday as well thus creating a nice 4 day weekend.  We decided to spend the time in Kalaw, which is a small town in the hills about 350 miles north of Yangon and not far from Inle Lake. Continue reading “Cooling off in Kalaw”

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