Anthony and Erica on the road to Mandalay 2006 travel blog

Anthony and Erica on the road to Mandalay 2006

Anthony travel blog
Hi folks! This is the website for the trip Erica and I took to Myanmar (Burma), and my own trip to Vietnam and Cambodia after Erica had gone home. So if you want to learn about the three different ways of rowing a boat with your legs, read on! And if you can't read it all, just look at the pics on the three 'BEST of country' pages or the final 'BEST of trip' page.

Updating this blog wasn't as difficult as I anticipated in Myanmar, the main problem there was sporadic electricity, which is rationed throughout the whole country and provided on a rota basis (sort of), though sometimes I paid extra for someone to use their generator when I didn't want to wait for the electricity to perhaps come on. I/we had a great time, though probably drank too much! To summarise, Myanmar is fabulous, like all the best of India and Thailand and little of the crappy bits, except for the corrupt and incompetent military dictatorship. If you can hack banana republic generals, you must visit. The Angkor area in Cambodia is as fabulous as it was last time I went, though this time I spent a lot more time there. Still one of the wonders of the human world. Vietnam was fab, lovely food, lovely people, cheap and interesting. And some really energetic, buzzy cities: Bangkok, Pnomh Penh, Saigon, Hanoi...great!

As this blog is also a journal to help me with my Alzheimer's Reminiscence Therapy in the not too distant future, my apologies if I go on a bit. Bear with me. That is a picture of me on the left, in front of some bamboo during a 2-day trek in the Burmese Golden Triangle. And for the keen, you can find out a bit more about previous adventures in South America and China, Tibet and Nepal from the links near the top of this page.

Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

 
23 
 
 
The Perfume River
 
22 
 
 
Hue
 
21 
 
 
Tam Coc
 
20 
 
 
So long Ha Long
 
19 
 
 
Cat Ba Island
 
18 
 
 
Ha Long Bay
 
17 
 
 
Hanoi Hilton
 
16 
 
 
Bangkok
 
15 
 
 
BEST of Burma
 
14 
 
 
Alton Towers (closed)
 
13 
 
 
Trekking in the Golden Triangle
 
12 
 
 
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat,...
 
11 
 
 
Winter weather
 
10 
 
 
On the Lake
 
 
 
Inle Lake
 
 
 
Upriver from Mandalay
 
 
 
Monk hills
 
 
 
The road to Mandalay
 
 
 
Accidents will happen
 
 
 
Steven Seagal and the 37 Nats
 
 
 
Nwaung U
 
 
 
Rangoon
 
 
 
Keep on trucking
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