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WanderingIsabella

Countdown to Retirement!

With just a few weeks to go until we finish our jobs, it’s starting to get real! Our furniture has been sold or given to charity. Our clothes and personal belongings have been boxed and shipped. We left our rental apartment and moved into the Comfort Inn Robert Towns. Townsville

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What’s Bagan Like?

As well as the Temples, Bagan is really easy to navigate. Most people rent ebikes, push bikes or scooters. It would definitely be amazing to see the Temples from above on a hot air balloon but after reading some horror stories, we decided against this. Bagan has a dry desert

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The amazing Temples of Bagan

Bagan is like a fairytale. With 2200+ temples (pagodas) it feels like something out of a film set! I would definitely recommend staying at least 2 or 3 nights. We don’t normally do guided tours unless it is part of a package but we decided that to get the most

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What to Expect at the Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

Location: on Sanguttara Hill in Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar Height of hill: 190 feet above sea level Height of pagoda: 326 feet approx,(about 100 meters) At KS 10,000 AU$10/£5 to get in, it’s quite expensive by local standards. (Locals get in free.) According to legend, the Shwedagon Pagoda was constructed

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Catching the Yangon Circular Train

We had been reading about things to do while in Yangon and one activity we were keen to do was to take a ride on the circular train. As the name suggests, it is a train that does a loop around Yangon and outlying villages and towns, beginning and ending

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Spending 3 weeks in Myanmar

Myanmar, which used to be called Burma, borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (Formerly known as Rangoon) Our first stop was in Yangon. We will come back here at the end of our trip to catch our flight back to Bangkok. We didn’t really know what to expect

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