Photo Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

Temples Of Bagan Photo Highlights The Temples of Bagan consist of over 2000 Buddhist temples in central Myanmar. They are the legacy it has having been the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 9th and 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify people in the regions that now make up modern Myanmar. It became a stronghold of Theravāda Buddhism after King Anawrahta conversion to the region, and… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Photo Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park The Ayutthaya Historical Park is the remains of the ancient city destroyed by invading Burmese troops in 1767. Before that it was a huge city that served as a major trading hub in the region. It was capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which preceded Siam. Siam of course became modern day Thailand. Most noteworthy is that in 1700 with over 1 million inhabitants it was the largest city in the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Photos of Hoi An – the beautiful old town

Vietnam

Photos of Hoi An All of these photos of Hoi An were taken in it’s ancient old town. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famed for having been a trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries. It’s a really cool place to stay and there is a really nice beach nearby. Any trip to Vietnam should be sure to include a visit to this lovely city! Information on… Read morePhotos of Hoi An – the beautiful old town

People Of Myanmar

People Of Myanmar - a Karenni Tribe gathering

People Of Myanmar – A Photo Essay The people of Myanmar are a diverse collection of different ethnic groups. Check out this wikipedia page to get an idea of the ethnic groupings in the country. They are very friendly people and when I visited in 2016 I was blown away by how welcoming they were. So many people in the country wanted to engage with visitors like myself! The country has only… Read morePeople Of Myanmar

Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake – Myanmar 2016

The People Of Myanmar

The main reason for travellers to visit Kalaw is to do the trek from there to Inle lake. After arriving in Kalaw, 10 of us who had hired the bus to bring us here elected to trek together. 7 of us had already made plans for this in Bagan, and we were joined by 3 Austrians. The other 6 were 2 Norwegians (1 mum, 1 daughter), then all travelling separately… Read moreTrek from Kalaw to Inle Lake – Myanmar 2016

Scotland March 2015

In March of this year me and my friends Vas and Ben headed to Scotland for a week’s road trip. Our friend Anand also accompanied us for the first couple of days. Somehow, despite living in the UK my whole life so far, I hadn’t visited Scotland yet so it was time rectify this. The rendezvous point was Ben’s as he lives in Nottingham, which is the furthest North out… Read moreScotland March 2015

Italy 2014

Right at the end of August 2014, I set off to Italy for 3 weeks backpacking, with a history and culture binge thoroughly in my sight. This is going to be a longer post than those I’ve written previously as there is much to cover and I feel like the trip is one big story. But never fear, there will be lots of pictures! I’ve divided it up into sections… Read moreItaly 2014