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Making Rubber Bands in Burma

In Burma, Travel by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Fallow Fields Outside the Weaving Village on Bilu Island Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2019 Making Rubber Bands near Mawlamyine, Burma, February 2017 By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea… wrote Rudyard Kipling on his 1889 visit. Introduction Travelfish contends not much has changed from Kipling and apart from the traffic they are partly …

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Kashgar Sunday Market

In Travel, China by tony5 Comments

Featured image: Cart Parking, Kashgar Sunday Market 1995    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2018 Kashgar Sunday Market 1995 Preamble I’d always wanted to ascend the Karakorum Highway (KKH) to Hunza and to China ever since I’d first heard of the KKH from books, and in relation to the Great Game and Sir Francis Younghusband. I’ve only touched …

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Pattale to Pikey Peak, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony1 Comment

Featured image: Dorje Points to Everest near Teahouse above Pattale    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Juke Trek.) Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek 2 Pattale to Pikey Peak, Junbessi, Taksinda La & Paphlu, November 2017 …

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Pattale to Juke, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony4 Comments

Featured image: Everest and Spectacular Himalaya Range from Pattale, 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 September 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Trek 1 Pattale to Juke, Solukhumbu District, lower Everest region, Nepal Pattale to Juke: There & …

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ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal

In Travel, Nepal by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Awesome Annapurna South on the ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 April 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Return to ABC Trek Nepal, November 2017 The basics In Pokhara the tour agents advertise …

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Muktinath to ABC Nepal

In Travel, Nepal by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Heavily modified panorama of Machhapuchhre or Fishtail from above MBC towards ABC.    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2018 Muktinath to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trekking in Nepal, 2004 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2,  Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Introduction We went …

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Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony1 Comment

Featured update image: Muang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Denise …

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Everest Region Trekking 2

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Featured Image: Just another mountain (outside lodge gate, Dingboche)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Phortse to Lukla via Dingboche (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) April 16 to Macchermo …

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Everest Region Trekking 1

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Featured Image: What it is all about! (near Machhermo)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 November 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Lukla to Gokyo (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Preamble Reading my Postcard from …

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What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Travel, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured photo: Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 April 2016 What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand (& Hyderabad, India) The main purpose of my trip was to go to India to undertake a promised visit to my friend Rukmini to catch up. I chose to fly via Bangkok rather than take a cheaper trip with …

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony5 Comments

Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza with some side notes on Bangkok Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, …

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The Colour of India

In Travel, Art, India by tony6 Comments

Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, Australia) …

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Marie Kondo, Tidying

In The rest, Japan, Books by tony3 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 14 March 2016 Introduction Marie Kondo The life-changing magic of tidying 2014. 2016 might be my year for getting excited over weird books. The Big Twitch in January and Gut in February are good examples. I mentioned my normal views on self-help books in my discussion of Gut by Giulia Enders and how I lean towards Steve …

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Autumn in Japan

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Featured image: Not quite Autumn, Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima, 28 October    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 October 2015 Japan in Autumn, 2013 Introduction When I was doing my postgraduate research, I found that Canberra in Australia — where I have lived most and reside now — has four seasons of almost exactly three months each. This may be …