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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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Discovering the Beauty of Brasov – Gallop Around The Globe

Brasov was the second stop on our six-night independently-organised trip around Romania.  Although it’s one of the country’s largest cities, the pace of life here is noticeably slower than the buzzing streets of the country’s capital, Bucharest.  The buildings are more colourful and well looked after, and there are wide pedestrianised boulevards and spacious plazas. […]

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Convento de San Felipe Neri, Sucre: So Good I Visited Twice!

Bolivia’s constitutional capital, Sucre, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991.  As a result its historic centre is overflowing with a wealth of impressive museums, well-preserved colonial buildings, and ornate churches. If you’ve been reading my most recent blog posts you’ll know that, of all the sights I visited during the three weeks […]

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