Inle Lake has plenty to see with cute stilt villages, cottage industries and lots of fishermen plying its waterways.

Exploring Inle Lake, Burma

Exploring Inle Lake by longboat is an absolute highlight of Burma. Calm waters mimic rippling silk offering stunning mirror-like reflections punctuated by lush floating gardens, simple stilt houses and traditional fishermen all surrounded by picturesque, verdant mountains.     While these form the essence of the waterway the area is so much more with unique cottage industries…

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Wonderful sunset view of some of the beautiful temples of Bagan, Myanmar.

Breathtaking Bagan

Hurriedly scampering up to the 2nd floor of an old temple in the golden dusky light of a rapidly approaching sunset was the perfect introduction to Bagan’s  magnificent landscapes.      Sheer magic is the only way I can describe this first glimpse and it has to go down as one of those truly special moments in…

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Northern Lights near Fairbanks, Alaska

Northern Lights near Fairbanks, Alaska

  Wow, what a first day out at the Mount Aurora Lodge! Located 30-40 mins from Fairbanks the lodge has sweeping views over the surrounding valleys from  its hillside perch. Housed in a converted gold miners dormitory the rustic, warm lodge has an open plan lounge/sitting/dining area that is just perfect for lounging around and…

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Gorgeous views from Petermann Island, Antarctica.

Incredible Beauty of Petermann Island, Antarctica

By this stage of the journey it gets quite easy to think that you’ve seen it all and nothing could supersede the sheer beauty you’d taken in over the previous few days.    Well how wrong could you be.    The island looked nothing special from afar but it was the place where we’d see Adele penguins….

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Veiwing Humpbacks in Wilhemena Bay, Antarctica

Humpbacks – Up Close & Personal

  This was our first zodiac cruise morning where we took to the glass like waters that were shimmering white from the reflections of the snow covered landscape.   Cracks in the ice walls afford the most magical abstract textures, revealing patches of brilliant aquamarine ice and emitting a near ethereal glow against the stark…

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