The Bumpy Road to Mandalay October 22nd 2011 When Rudyard Kipling wrote of his time spent in Burma, he neglected to mention that the aforementioned road to the former capital city is akin to driving over a cattle grid with every 5th bar missing. For over an hour after leaving Bagan we rumbled through arid countryside, the bus shaking more than Elvis in his pomp. Bagan lies a mere 90 miles southwest of Mandalay, but the journey took us 6 hour ... read more
Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Mandalay 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
Currently travelling around the world (well some of it) with Mrs Clayton (wife, not mother!).
So far we have been to (in order, shocking planning!):
China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand (again), Malaysia (again) Indonesia (again), Singapore and by Christmas we will be in sunny Sydney!
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