Tofu and Tea Leaves- An Introduction to the cuisine of Myanmar

Tea Leaves and Tofu: An Introduction to the Cuisine of Myanmar – Gallop Around The Globe

Myanmar is not a country that’s known for its food.  The cuisine of neighbouring Thailand is popular the world over, with its distinct, aromatic, but simple amalgamation of flavours.  Vietnam is famous for its Pho (noodle soup), Laos for its laap (meat-based salad), and Cambodia for its Fish Amok (fish curry). But Myanmar? I didn’t […]

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Riding Yangon's Circle Train

Life on the Tracks: Riding Yangon’s Circle Train – Gallop Around The Globe

Last week I wrote about my personal highlights from three days in Yangon.  Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda at sunrise was on there, as was riding Yangon’s Circle train. The Yangon Circle Train (otherwise known as the Yangon Circular Railway) is the local commuter rail network that serves the Yangon metropolitan area.  It was built by the British during colonial […]

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3 days in Yangon, Myanmar

My Personal Highlights from 3 Days in Yangon, Myanmar – Gallop Around The Globe

Yangon (ရန္ကုန္) was the first city I visited in Myanmar.  It was my introduction to a country I’d been ridiculously excited about exploring ever since it officially reopened its doors to tourism in 2012. Although it’s no longer Myanmar’s capital city (this title now belongs to Naypyidaw), Yangon is still recognised as the cultural and commercial […]

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2017: Travel Plans, Goals, and Aspirations

Last week I published my 2016 review.  It was a look back at everything the year decided to throw at me – on a personal level as well as from a travel point of view. In this post I’ll be looking forward to 2017 and sharing my plans, goals and aspirations with you. Every year […]

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A 10-day Turkey Itinerary

A 10-day Turkey Itinerary: Istanbul, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia

I’ve written previously on this blog about a few of my favourite sights, sounds, and flavours of Istanbul, about the bizarre landscapes and ancient ruins of Pamukkale, and about my three-day exploration of Cappadocia’s strange and surreal valleys. However what I haven’t shared with you are the logistics and costs of completing an independently organised adventure […]

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