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14 Nov

Day 6: The tropical dreamland of Kuang Si falls in Luang Prabang, Laos

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We woke up early in the morning after a night of proper rest after being in the bus for around 34hrs in the last couple of days. We had our breakfast at the hotel and then enquired with the receptionist on places of interest around Luang Prabang. She gave us a map of the town […]

13 Nov

Day 5: Hanoi to Luang Prabang by bus (30hr journey)

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It was around 5:30pm that one of the bus agent came to our hotel and asked us to get into a mini bus to get us to the main Bus terminal. We knew that we would have a long journey by road ahead of us. We had packed our bags and were ready with some […]

12 Nov

Day 3, 4: A cruise in the Halong bay in Vietnam

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We got up early in the morning and got ready. Today, we were to go to the Halong bay, which is one of the UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most popular destination in Vietnam. Yesterday, when we booked for this package, we were given three options to choose from; standard (50$), […]

10 Nov

Day 2: A trip to the Perfume Pagoda in Hanoi, Vietnam

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I woke up tired at around 6:30am. Twice, I woke up in the night to take medicines for fever. Thankfully, I was feeling quite ok when I woke up. Today, we were to go for a day trip from Hanoi through a package tour that we had booked at the hotel yesterday for 30$ per […]

09 Nov

Day 1: Flying into Hanoi, Vietnam

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I woke up at 2:45am in the morning when the pilot announced our descent over the intercom. We were now nearing Bangkok. Joining me in this trip too, is Sujith, my batchmate in TAPMI, Manipal. This is the third international trip that he is joining me after Philippines and Myanmar. At 3:20am, we landed in […]

26 Aug

Running my first marathon, in Hyderabad, India

India 5 Comments by berT
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“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T. S. Elliot It all started almost a year and a half back in April 2011 when I started running to prepare myself for the high altitude climb in the Himalayas. Like any beginner, I too, started with […]

27 Jun

Day 4: A rainy day in Twantay, Myanmar

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It was another day of early wake up here in Myanmar. Today, we were to go to a place called Twantay, which lies on the other side of the Yangon river. We got this information that there was a ferry at 6:30am between Yangon and Twantay from the tourist information centre. So we decided to […]

26 Jun

Day 3: A day trip to the Golden Rock in Myanmar

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It was an early wake up for me at 4am as I had to travel 220km out of Yangon to visit the gravity defying, Kyaiktiyo pagoda also known as the Golden rock. We got into our taxi at 5am to set off to Kyaiktiyo. We arranged the taxi from the tourist information centre that we […]

25 Jun

Day 2: Exploring the city of Yangon, Myanmar

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I got up around 7:30am in the morning. Today, we were to explore the city of Yangon. Before we started out, we decided to have our breakfast at the hotel itself. At the breakfast table, we were joined by another tourist, from Germany, who had just come to Yangon, traveling from Mandalay, in northern Myanmar. […]

24 Jun

Day 1: Flying into the land of pagodas, Myanmar

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After a perfectly botched up attempt to run a marathon in the Kuala Lumpur marathon 2012, thanks to a flight delay, I summed up my wits to proceed with the rest of the trip. Today, we are flying to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar (Burma) and joining me in this trip is my TAPMI […]

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