Tag Archives: South-East Asia

The Sun Sets On My Irrawaddy River Adventure

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

As our trip on the Irrawaddy River started to wind down,  we had just a few more stops to make on our Viking River Cruise. For me the stop in the small craft village of Yandabo was a highlight of more »

PHOTO: Tying Up On The Irrawaddy River

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Boats tie up along the Irrawaddy River in the early morning. This is the starting point for a visit to Bagan…the Ancient capital of the Burmese.

The ever changing Irrawaddy River

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

The evening before we departed Mandalay we took off to see one of the principal photo ops in Mandalay…the sun setting behind U Bein Bridge.  The bridge is the oldest, longest teak bridge in the world. Located in the Amarapura more »

Mandalay… a city of misfortune!

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

  We were on our way to Mandalay. No, not Maxim de Winter’s house in the Daphne Du Maurier novel Rebecca, but the last Royal City of Myanmar. We were coming to this most misfortunate of cities to meet our more »

PHOTO: Floating Gardens on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

The floating gardens of Inle Lake are tended by women in small boats going up and down the waterways. Planting, weeding and picking are all done from boats. This Burmese women paddles skillfully between the beds of the floating garden.

Experiencing the essence of Myanmar…Inle Lake

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Our Viking tour group flew up to Heho, a small town with a regional airport…which, believe me, is far easier than bouncing along on the narrow poorly paved roads leading to Inle Lake. Like most underdeveloped countries Myanmar suffers from more »

PHOTO: A Thanaka Seller in the Scott Market, Yangon

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

The women and children in Myanmar have a culture of painting their faces with a paste made from tree branches of a special tree. The makeup is called Thanaka and aside from decorative is supposed to have medicinal properties to more »

Exploring Myanmar…We Start Our Trip In Yangon.

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

We were leaving our very posh digs in Bangkok and heading to Yangon this morning. The Viking River Cruise staff had everything under control. Our bags were picked up at our rooms and taken to the airport ahead of our more »

Bangkok and Beyond…

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Here I am back in Bangkok. I had not planned to come back to the city again because I felt that I had “been there and done that” but my travel writer friend Barbara Weibel of the blog Hole in more »

Photo: Prayers at Wat Chet Yot

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Wat Chet Yot is one of the oldest temple complexes in the area and it has many outdoor areas to pray. The original temple was built in 1455 and has a beautiful Indian flavor. The grounds have several old Chedi more »