Author Archive | Kiara Gallop

A Morning at Mandalay Hill

A Morning at Mandalay Hill | Gallop Around The Globe

When we were planning our (just shy of) two-week itinerary around Myanmar, we contemplated skipping Mandalay altogether. It’s Myanmar’s second largest city; a busy, haphazardly expanding metropolis that doesn’t have a ton of immediate appeal (or so we’d heard).  However I was determined keen to spend a few nights in Chiang Mai (a Southeast Asian city that […]

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A boat trip around Inle Lake: What to expect from one of Myanmar’s most visited attractions | Gallop Around The Globe

I realise that saying this could be seen as quite controversial considering that many people cite Inle Lake as their favourite place in Myanmar, but after a couple of nights in Nyaungshwe and (almost) a couple of days of exploring Inle Lake, I couldn’t decide whether I actually enjoyed my time there or whether my enjoyment had been […]

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Visiting Ostrog Monastery: One of Montenegro's Highlights

Visiting Ostrog Monastery: One of Montenegro’s Highlights | Gallop Around The Globe

If you haven’t heard of Ostrog Monastery before, you may well have seen photographs of it. Beautiful, whitewashed Manastir Ostrog is built seemingly impossibly into a vertical cliff face, almost a kilometre above the fertile Zeta Valley in central Montenegro. When Stu and I were busy planning our 7-day road trip around the country, this incredible landmark […]

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