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Date: 12th November 2016

For those of you kind people who read my Blogs regularly I must apologize for the lack of them whilst in Burma with  It wasn't so much a holiday as a Voyage of Discovery and I literally had no time to write.  We had four very early starts with wake up calls at 4 or 5 am - full on days filled with sightseeing and experiences eg lunch with Buddhist nuns and allowed a Q & A with them.

We landed in Yangon (Rangoon) spent a day there, then a very early start for the Airport and a flight to Mandalay - another 2 days later to Bagan - then on to Lake Inle for 2 days and back to Yangon for a final day before the flight home.  Even that was not without it's excitement.  I really did expect my life to flash before me when we aborted landing at Kuala Lumpur Airport due to adverse weather and lightning - and we had to circle in it for a half hour.

I am now going to have to go back through the itinerary and over a thousand photographs to sort out what was what and where was what - if you know what I mean.  I promise I will try and write about and share some of the memorable moments from the trip.

I thoroughly enjoyed Myanmar, the culture, the religion and the delightful, charming and welcoming people but I was glad to be back despite the cold and the rain because I had my little companion waiting for me.  I'd home boarded him with a delightful lady who was reluctant to let him go!!  I wondered whether I would be greeted with indifference as I'd only had him 4 weeks before I went off for 11 days but he was all over me and couldn't wait to get in the car.

I'll get down to the individual Blogs as soon as possible

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