I’m happy to announce that my blog from my recent trip to Myanmar (aka Burma) with short stops either side in Thailand and Hong Kong is finally online after some delays.
As explained on this site I write up my blog in note format and then take time to write it up in detail, and to sort through my photos properly, rather than typing it up on the move or rushing through it as soon as I get home. This is the method I’ve found works best for me.
I really enjoyed this trip. Myanmar is a country I have wanted to visit for some time and while I didn’t get to visit the mainland, other than 20 minutes at the end of the trip while our passports were being processed, I found the trip to be very worthwhile and enjoyable. The Myeik Archipelago is a beautiful location and I feel privileged and honoured to have visited it while it is still deserted and has not been ruined by being opened up to tourism too much.
There were a few highlights for me. The first highlight was the beautiful scenery which is unlike anything I’ve ever seen while travelling before as I usually go places where there’s lots to see, do and experience rather than wildernesses where I want to relax. The second highlight was visiting the Moken Sea Gypsy village and interacting with the people – we didn’t spend much time there but I really enjoyed it.
I’m having a few issues on this site and have noticed that visitors are unable to browse to older posts from the main page, however if you click “2014 Myanmar Sailing” in the main menu you should be able to browse through the posts from this trip in date order without any problems. Enjoy.
For the benefit of search engines and ranking here’s a list of the things we saw and did:
Myanmar, Burma, Myeik Archipelago, Mergui, Sailing, Boat, Intrepid, Gecko’s, Trek, Thailand, Phuket, Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Moken, Sea Gypsies, Andaman Sea, MacLeod Island, Lampi Island, Bo Cho Island, Myauk Ni Island, Kawthoung, Ranong, Fishing, Snorkeling, Temple, Kayaking, Swimming, Asia.
Just so that I finish my blog with something better than a list, here’s an adorable photo of some kids from the Moken Sea Gypsie village…