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Tips for travelling in Laos

1. Visa requirements. I’m from the UK and I could get my visa on arrival in Laos. There will be different entry requirements for citizens of different countries, so do lots of research well in advance and find out what you need to do. 2. Vaccinations and malaria. You can search for malaria maps online to check the areas…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Laos

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Food & drink you have to try in Myanmar

Myanmar is probably not as well known for its cuisine as other countries in South-East Asia, such as Thailand and Vietnam. Personally, I really enjoyed the food here, and the dining experience as a whole, which usually involved loads of different dishes and everyone tucking in and trying a bit of everything. 1. Burmese curries. One…… Continue reading Food & drink you have to try in Myanmar

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Visiting the ‘largest pile of bricks in the world’

In my last blog post, I talked about the ‘largest book in the world’ and in this post I’m going to be talking about the ‘largest pile of bricks in the world’. The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is an incomplete stupa in Mingun, Myanmar, about 10km north of Mandalay. The ruins were part of a massive construction project…… Continue reading Visiting the ‘largest pile of bricks in the world’

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Visiting the ‘largest book in the world’

One of my favourite places to visit in Mandalay, Myanmar, was the Tripitaka tablets at Kuthodaw Pagoda, otherwise known as the ‘largest book in the world’. The Pagoda was built in the 1860s by the King of Burma, before the country was known as Myanmar, because he was worried that Buddhist teachings would be affected…… Continue reading Visiting the ‘largest book in the world’