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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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Barcelona, you little charmer…

I returned to Barcelona last week after nine years.  It’s amazing how many technological advancements there have been in that time.  Nine years ago there was no Facebook (at least, not in my world) and I didn’t have a digital camera, so I only had a smattering of mediocre quality photographs with which to awaken my […]

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More fish sauce? Thai culinary delights with crazy Joe!

Ever since my first visit to Thailand in 2002, its distinct, aromatic, but simple flavours have stayed with me, and Thai food remains my favourite cuisine.  Chilli, ginger, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, palm sugar, soy sauce, and garlic – an amalgamation of ingredients that scream “Thailand!” I learnt to cook with these […]

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