Myanmar

Kawthaung Myanmar was immediately and starkly different from the Thailand that we had just arrived from. There were Buddhist temples lining the jungle-covered hills surrounding the town of Kawthaung, itself a bustling port on the muddy shores of the Kraburi river. We made our way down the narrow alleyways, past food carts and open store … More Myanmar

Cook Islands

The considerably longer-distance Tahiti – Rarotonga flight was operated on a typical Tahiti Air ATR prop plane, so we cruised just above the clouds for some three hours until we arrived in the Cook Islands. We touched down in Rarotonga, capital and largest island of the Cook Islands, in the afternoon. We had a booking … More Cook Islands

French Polynesia

The time had finally come for us to arrive in one of the destinations we’d been most looking forward to for our entire trip: French Polynesia. We left New Zealand on the morning of Ian’s 30th birthday, March 22nd, and as the product of yet another crossing of the date line, we arrived in Papeete, … More French Polynesia