Myanmar

After 60+ days in Thailand we headed to Myanmar for a new adventure. We had a month making amazing memories of Myanmar.
First stop Myawaddy, right across the border. We were helped by “Mike” and we’re soon sharing a taxi with Karen. A nurse from USA who was working in Thailand during her retirement. After a harrowing drive through the countryside we arrived in Hpa-An.

The next day we arranged a tuktuk tour of the surrounding caves and temples with Karen. We were joined by Verena from Germany and Clem from France. 11 hours later, we had been shaken around and totally caved out but all satisfied with a great experience. I was pooped on by a bird and a bat, apparently that’s lucky.  Discovered tomato salad.  Spent the next day wandering the area with Karen and Verena having a relaxing time, more tomato salad. Then off to Yangon.

Cole’s Notes

On Facebook, you have been exposed to our constant updates and many temple, Pagoda photos.  For those not on Facebook or blocked us after being feed up with aforementioned pagodas… here is the Cole’s notes version:

Koh Lipe – March 2017

This time we stayed at The Reef instead of our usual. We really enjoyed our accommodation and met some great people.  I would recommend The Reef, the staff was super nice, beds comfortable, breakfast was good. The orange tabby cat that I spent a lot of time with has no bearing on my opinion.
We connected with old friends and made new ones, learned how to play “shithead”, developed a taste for unsweetened Chao Manoi, had copious amounts of BBQ squid, saw awesome lightning storms and spent time on the beach.

Definition of Home

definition of home

What’s the definition of home?

It sounds simple doesn’t it but I’m not sure that it is.  I was born in Liverpool, England, Helen was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  We both moved to Canada with our families.  Helen at the young age of 4 and myself at 13.  Years later we met in Saskatchewan in 1991 and since then have spent our last 23 years living our adult lives together in Calgary, Alberta.  Also, we’ve spent many months in Thailand since our honeymoon in 2000.  Therefore it would seem that home should probably be one of these places right?

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