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The Art of Thai Massage

The Art of Thai Massage

Having only ever had one professional massage in my life, the opportunity to have an authentic Thai massage in Thailand was an exciting prospect. Although I didn’t have a clue what to expect. My mind was flooded with questions. How do I choose the correct massage parlor? What happens in a traditional Thai massage ? What other options are available? Do I have to get naked?  What if they are massaging my back and ask me to roll over and…

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Medical Emergency Vietnam

Medical Emergency Vietnam

Sometimes travel just doesn’t go to plan. We’ve all been faced with bumps in the road – and often they become the moments that make your trip. On other occasions, there’s nothing you can do but sit back, laugh and go with the flow. In Vietnam I was left with no choice to make an emergency trip to the Dentist. I phoned around a 3 or 4 dentists that were recommended on google that were English-speaking but the couldn’t see…

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Bago and the Golden Rock

Bago and the Golden Rock

Leaving the pollution of Yangon in our tracks and traveling to Bago. The fresh air of the countryside provided a much-needed change of scenery. Farmers were working the lands the way it has been done for centuries with cows and water buffalo dragging ploughs through the vibrant green, waterlogged rice paddies that scatter the lands like a patchwork quilt. It was a rare occurrence to see a farmer using any kind of machinery. Bago is located 80 kilometers North East…

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Welcome to MyanMAD formally known as Myanmar

Welcome to MyanMAD formally known as Myanmar

My first impressions of Myanmar were well off my expectations. In the time leading up to leaving for wherever you may be travelling to, you see amazing photos of where you are going. They look incredible. Why don’t travel sites/magazines/agents etc show you some glorious beach with trash piled as high as sand-dunes? Well because they are selling you an illusion, a mirage in the desert. Would you want to go sunbathe on a beach like that? All that I…

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