Last month eight of STA Travel’s luckiest employees jetted off to explore Myanmar on a weeklong Stray bus tour *sigh*. Here is Pete, one of our finest Travel Expert’s first-hand account of his epic trip – in fact it is so epic that we have split it into two parts. Here goes..
With an awkwardly placed smile to the Visa control lady, she politely asked me to look into her camera. What seemed like a precariously placed 2002 webcam, I stared into the lens with a somewhat un-nerved excited feeling in my stomach. She hands me back my Burma stamped passport and gave me the go ahead. I was in.
Day 1: Mandalay
Bangkok is a bustling, energy-consuming, down right crazy place to visit! You’re going to need a decent place to stay and a base to explore from. Plus air con and a roof top pool never hurt anyone! (it’s going to be hot in Bangkok, seriously hot). Here’s our pick of the top 7 places to stay in Bangkok:
*prices are per person per night
China hits you like a Kung-Fu ‘Tiger Punch’ to the face! Frank was our G adventures tour guide and to be honest, if it wasn’t for him we’d probably still be trying to make our way out of Beijing airport.
If you’re thinking of taking on China be sure to have your very own ‘Frank’ or failing that, a decent guidebook and the patience of a Shaolin Monk.
However, with a little help along the way we managed to see some of the craziest places China had to offer…
It’s that time of year again, we look closely at booking trends, chat with our travel experts, brochure writers, customers and anyone else who will listen to us, and try to predict where the in-the-know traveller will be jetting off to in 2016.
This year’s list is a mix of the exotic, the adventurous, old favourites and “see before they’re gone” locations from all over the world. Wanderlust at the ready? Here we go…
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