Mandalay to Hsipaw November 11th 2009 Mandalay, despite it's romantic connotations, provided little inducement to linger for which I lay the blame solely at the feet of the taxi drivers I encountered who changed their fare (quite significantly) between departure and arrival. Initially I put it down to a misunderstanding on my part however, by the 3rd time (in a row - grrrr) I was distinctly annoyed and refused to pay a penny more than ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Hsipaw Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
No sense of direction, an inate inability to read bus timetables (or maps come to think of it) and phermones enough to attract every small winged bitey beastie within a 10 mile radius. Combine this with a 3 month sojurn through SE Asia and what do you get?
You get... ME! Woot!
See you all when I get back; a more rounded, organised and generally more affable individual (just thought I'd slip that in incase my boss is reading!).... full info