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The magical charm of Bhutan

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Land of mountain peaks, ancient Buddhist culture and architecture, dense forests and spectacular valleys

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Travel by train in Myanmar

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It’s known as Myanmar.  It’s also known as Burma – not just by colonists. Whatever you call it, I highly recommend that you get on the train here.  

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River Journeys in Asia

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There are numerous fans of river cruising and I have recently joined their ranks. My previous interactions with riverways were exciting, yet restricted to half-day adventures. This changed when I sailed along the Brahmaputra River for a week in April 2016.

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Islands & Diving - Magic of South Thailand

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If you find yourself as I did with two months of vacation time, you might consider island hoping around the islands of South Thailand.

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Water Festival in Thailand

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Each April sees several of the countries of Southeast Asia welcome the New Year with water, colour and mischief.

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Bagan - becoming a UNESCO heritage site

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Shock and disbelief best describe my reaction on learning from Khin, my site guide, that Bagan was not one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.

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Maintaining a way of life on Inle Lake

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I have returned to Inle Lake, a place I visited 30 years ago as a young backpacker.  In the mid-eighties, a seven day visa was all the time the Government of the Burmese Republic allowed.  

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Greetings from Jinhua, China

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I am back in Jinhua for another teaching term, this time only for three weeks as I am teaching a condensed Strategic management course on resorts and hotels to the 3rd year diploma students who graduate soon.

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News from Bhutan

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Nestled in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet lies the sparsely populated mountain kingdom of Bhutan. Roughly the size of Switzerland the nation is fondly referred to by the Bhutanese as Druk Yul – land of the Thunder Dragon.

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