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Inle Lake in Myanmar

  Inle Lake is a very beautiful, tranquil and special place to visit in Burma or Myanmar. There are many hotels on the lake, maybe the best Myanmar has to offer. We stayed at the Inle lakeResort and Spa. It was off season and we were almost alone in a big resort and spa, so the prices were discounted for […]

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From Bhutan to Borneo

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  We were warned that  the Paro airport in Bhutan is visual only, and the least level of incremental weather shuts it down. Which seems only right because it is surrounded by mountains. They tell you to make any connecting flights with a day lapse in case you cannot get out of Paro.  Well, we arrived at the airport on […]

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Bhutan, Happy in Old and New Knowledge

Bhutan Protects the Timeless Knowledge There were three floors of the “old” library, each with a shrine to the Buddha. Bhutan Enters the Digital Age! Just outside of the capital city of Thimpu, there is a brand new IT Park Space inside this building has already been leased to Microsoft and other international high tech companies. It will also serve […]

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Bhutan, Gross National Happiness and Wonderment

Yes, Bhutan is a happy place. I mentioned before that the government actually does a yearly census to evaluate the level of happiness and look for ways to make people even happier, now THAT is a wonderment. I also mentioned that there is a US$250 “tariff” you must pay to visit Bhutan. This is actually a good deal because it […]

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Happy Atheletes In Bhutan

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These two  events were  not on our tour agenda. On our first full day in Bhutan, we found two towns involved in an archery tournament. Archery is the national sport. I was simply not prepared for what we saw. These guys were all first rate archers, who had earned the right through years of experience to compete for the town […]

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Our Asian Summer Part 1

  Our five weeks in Asia started in Kathmandu We are lucky enough to be able to refer to this as our return to Kathmandu. Dear readers, you really need to be able to look beyond the obvious and not be distracted by the oblivious to enjoy this city. I will not belabor my love for Kathmandu, I explained it […]

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Kandy, Sri Lanka. As Sweet as it Sounds.

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We always enjoy a good walk through a nice botanical garden. The one in Kandy was stunningly beautiful. I thought this picture would be a nice way to start this post even though, as usual, I am ahead of myself. Our trip  to Kandy, pronounced KhanDEE started at dawn at the Colombo Fort Station. Among the many things the British left behind as their […]

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Worlds’s Smallest Buddha

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Our travel style,in case you are a new reader, is to hire a private guide with a comfortable car who is ours for they duration. We do not just show up and say “whatcha got.” We do our own research with every book we can find, and do not forget my wife is a university librarian. We also peruse all […]

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Bali Hai

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I have neglected my responsibility to show you some of the beauty and cool stuff about Bali. Sorry. We have been planning our next jaunt and it has consumed my time, imagination and dreams.  But I must finish posting about Bali before I move on, so here goes. Well folks, that is it for our trip to Bali. Overall we […]

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