Category: Travel Notes

Burma – December 1

We stayed the night in Yangon (Rangoon) at Traders again, a deluxe hotel in the city center. We were upgraded to a club floor room, so had a most elaborate breakfast this am. As hotel caters to so many nationalities, the breakfast choices included everything from congee to eggs Benedict. Gage and I left for
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Burma – November 29

Tomorrow we leave Bagan, and it has been an amazing experience. There has been a huge jump in tourism since Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest last year. Everyone is guardedly excited about the upcoming election in 2015, hoping that it will happen and that it will be a fair and honest
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Cambodia Trip – November 26

Last day in Cambodia, Boby and Gage had an midday flight to Rangoon. I stayed on for a cooking class at the Sojourn Boutique Villas, near Siem Reap in Treak Village. Left from my hotel in a Tuk Tuk. Substitute the image of a guy pulling a 2 wheeled cart with a motorbike pulling the
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Cambodia Trip – November 25

We met our driver who took us to Banteay Srei (citadel of the women), a temple dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. ┬áIt’s considered a small gem of Khmer art, and is truly beautiful. From there to Kral Spean, river of 1000 lingas. About 1 1/2 roundtrip hike to see Hindu carvings in riverbed honoring
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