Saturday, 19 November 2016

Toilet tips for travellers #worldtoiletday

Today is World Toilet Day (yes really!), as designated by the United Nations General Assembly, in 2013. Originally established in 2001, the campaign was created to highlight the sanitation issues experienced in many parts of the globe. Read more information at the official website here.


To mark the occasion I thought it time to share my top toilet tips for travellers. Prepare yourself... there's no holding back on the graphic details today!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Surprising observations from Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly the British colony of Burma) has been on my shortlist for quite some time. Mostly, because I was curious to see for myself a country which had been unofficially closed up from the outside world, for decades; due to its military regime.

Sunset over Bagan

The extent of recent changes was way beyond what I had anticipated, and sadly a little disappointing. Untouched and less visited it is no longer, plan a visit as soon as you can.

In as recently as 2011, changes introduced by the military leaders, including the release of 6,000 political prisoners, have quickly extended to other reforms. This time last year the country elected the first civilian-led government in more than 50 years, and in May this year the US eased many sanctions allowing for investment opportunities.

Further changes are expected to occur fairly rapidly. Guide books continue to be out of date soon after print and so blog posts such as this are the best place to find out up-to-date info before you travel there.