Author Archives: RonaldPeter

Hot air Balloon Festival, not all went well

I hear people screaming and see them running away in all directions. That’s not easy in a large dark terrain packed with thousands of spectators watching the big balloons taking off to the sky. Normally it takes a while to … Continue reading

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The temples of Bagan

Thousands of temples and pagoda’s in Bagan, Burma. Amazing spectacular. Here are the pictures, they say more than words can do.

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Impressions of the Irrawaddy

The boat from Mandalay is leaving prompt at 7 am and that’s on schedule! The boarding starts before 6.30. This season there are two fast ferries going to Bagan. This one is called Shwe Keinnery, build in China 17 years … Continue reading

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U Bein bridge near Mandalay

It’s quite a bit outside the busy town. At the old long bridge made of teak wood: Country life, with a man and an ox ploughing and a woman behind them carefully throwing seeds to the earth. A nice sight … Continue reading

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The train from Hsipaw

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My two fellow travellers and I got the last three tickets for the soft seats. At the time we didn’t know that we were very lucky, but we were. The remaining westerners were given a ticket for the ordinary class, … Continue reading

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Domestic Flying in Burma

Flying to Inle Lake and beyond At the check-in at the old Yangon Domestic Airport where Airforce One with the American president left a week ago, they put a small green sticker on your shirt with the destination, HEH for … Continue reading

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Entering Burma

Yangon International The immigration and security are smooth. There is a visa on arrival desk VOA but that’s for bussines people only. So it was indeed necessary for me to get the visa from the Berlin Embassy of Myanmar. The … Continue reading

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On the road to Mandalay

Next week I fly away, to Burma this time. There is no direct flight from Amsterdam so my first step is to Bangkok with EVA Air. The next day with Bangkok Airways to Yangon and same day with Mandalay Air … Continue reading

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Goa and Agra, practical

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I visited Goa and Agra as an independent traveler in february 2012. Here are some first hand practical things that I encountered in those weeks and the reader might find useful. South Goa – I stayed in Majorda at the … Continue reading

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Portuguese left in India

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My research question was: What’s left of the Portuguese in India? Many old mansions and many Portuguese names. The hotel woman listens to the name of Fernandez, the signs of shops show Da Costa, Silva or Teixeiras. In the capital … Continue reading

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