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A Flying Visit to Flores, Indonesia

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The Carnivorous, Cannibalistic Komodo Dragons The gentle, endearing geckos of Bali are hardly an introduction to their relatives, the carnivorous, cannibalistic reptiles of Komodo National Park – the Komodo Dragons….

Pagodas near Inle Lake : © Marjie Courtis

Inle Lake in Eastern Burma (Myanmar)

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Boating activity on Inle Lake, Burma : © Marjie Courtis Inle Lake – Not quite Venice Inle Lake in Burma (Myanmar) is no Venice, but it shares Venice’s proliferation of…

Schwedagon Pagoda –actually an extensive complex. Yangon © Marjie Courtis

Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)

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The former British capital of Rangoon Schwedagon Pagoda –actually an extensive complex. Yangon © Marjie Courtis First impressions of Yangon The official centre of Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is Sule Pagoda,…

Novitiation Ceremony - Marjie Courtis

The Theatre of Burma (Myanmar)

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Sunrise in Bagan : © Marjie Courtis One hour from Yangon (formerly Rangoon) About one hour’s flight north of Burma’s major city of Yangon, lies the Bagan Archaeological Zone, where,…

Antonio Blanco Museum - Marjie Courtis

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

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Writers Festivals as a Travel Experience On the surface I don’t have much in common with DBC Pierre, 2003 Man Booker Prize winner for Vernon God Little. He’s a self-professing…

A Village Visit - Marjie Courtis

Travelling Green in Indonesia

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In Indonesia, especially in Bali, you can travel in luxury. But you don’t have to – you can go green. In Nusa Dua, Bali, the artificially green manicured lawns of…