The others take a tuk tuk, but Han Ni Soe, our guide, and I decide to walk. We’re in Kalaw, in the Shan State of Myanmar, and will meet the rest of our group at a monastery at the top … Read the rest
Our hiking guides, Rhythm and Eddie, have journeyed over nine hours by bus from Yangon to Kalaw, in the Shan State of Myanmar, to lead us on a 10km walk into the hills behind the town. They are sprightly and … Read the rest
Something marvellous is unfolding inside the delicate glass teapot. I watch mesmerised as the tightly rolled ball of tea leaves slowly opens to reveal a golden yellow flower. This, the Princess Flower Tea, is my tea of choice when visiting … Read the rest
Forewarned that the transport for Crazy Guides Communist tour (a vintage Trabant) is prone to breakdown, we hoped this wouldn’t happen on the way to picking us up. We needn’t have worried.
Our daughter having recently experienced the Crazy Guides … Read the rest
Many travellers don’t stay in Johannesburg. They transit through. I would love to be able to persuade you to spend a couple of nights in this city of Gold.
A must see, is the world class Apartheid Museum. … Read the rest