James And Tori Round The world

User: jamesbruce
Dates: 27 Feb 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
Duration: 3Β weeks, 5Β days

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 17:45

Posted: March 26, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 17:44

Arrived in Pyin Oo Lwin to break up the journey onto Hsipaw - 3586 metres above sea level. Nice change of pace again and checked into the only hostel in town - an old colonial breaking point for high class brits who used to travel through this region. It's dated but super fancy! 🏠

Hopefully we'll have some time to explore nearby waterfalls and botanical gardens over the next day and a half

Posted: March 26, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Sunday 26 Mar 2017 12:02

Posted: March 26, 2017, 5:32 a.m.

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 12:04

Her royal highness πŸ‘Έ enjoying a cup of coffee watching the sun rise

Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:34 a.m.

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 12:01

Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:31 a.m.

Saturday 25 Mar 2017 7:00

4.30am wake up to catch the ferry north from Bagan to Mandalay. Started off dark and cold but as the 11 hour journey continued we got some good weather and nice views β›΄ πŸ‡²πŸ‡²

Posted: March 25, 2017, 12:30 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 13:12

Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:42 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 12:42

Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:12 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:44

Posted: March 23, 2017, 5:14 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:41

Posted: March 23, 2017, 5:11 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:12

Posted: March 23, 2017, 4:42 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 11:03

Posted: March 23, 2017, 4:33 a.m.

Thursday 23 Mar 2017 10:28

Rented Electric scooters for the day. We were searching for pagodas to climb and explore - so much fun doing it ourselves and heading off road πŸ›΅πŸ˜Ž

Posted: March 23, 2017, 3:58 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 7:32

Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:02 a.m.

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 6:29

Arrived in Bagan after a 10 hour overnight bus. Wasn't too bad and as we got in at about 5.30 am we headed straight to one of the pagodas to catch the sunrise. Not a bad start πŸ˜€

Posted: March 21, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday 21 Mar 2017 13:07

Biggest pagoda in Yangon. Very hot up there and full of gold and diamonds πŸ’Ž

Posted: March 21, 2017, 6:37 a.m.

Tuesday 21 Mar 2017 8:27

Local breakfast

Posted: March 21, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 22:49

Posted: March 20, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Monday 20 Mar 2017 21:02

Checked into pickled tea hostel for one night. Went out to find dinner. Cultural overload, a new language to learn the greetings for and a completely ridiculous currency! πŸ‡§πŸ‡«

Bus booked to travel overnight tomorrow north to Bagan 🚌

Posted: March 20, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Saturday 18 Mar 2017 19:54

Back in Chiang mai - hostel with a pool 😎

Posted: March 18, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 18:26

Our group mocking the Chinese tourists and there crazy photography attempts.. β˜―οΈπŸˆΆπŸ‰

Posted: March 17, 2017, 11:26 a.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 17:49

Such a good place to spend the evening βœ…

Posted: March 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 17:44

Tori taking her time through part of the canyon - there some pretty big drops πŸ‘€

Posted: March 17, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 15:25

Natural hot springs - not that we need warming up!

Posted: March 17, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 12:38

Bamboo rafts in the cave - was hard to get a load of decent pictures as the only light came from a lantern

Posted: March 17, 2017, 5:38 a.m.

Friday 17 Mar 2017 9:49

Haven't done too much for the last couple of days, although we had a full day out today exploring Pai!

We got to the hot springs, rafted through this awesome place called Lod cave and managed to catch the sunset up at Pai Canyon πŸŒ…

Posted: March 17, 2017, 2:49 a.m.

Wednesday 15 Mar 2017 15:33

Just arrived in Pai after a 4 hour bus journey - 762 hairpins on one road! Glad we had motion sickness pills with us.

Now time to explore this lazy town then chill out in one of the hammocks!

Posted: March 15, 2017, 8:33 a.m.

Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 21:00

Unplanned evening out lead to a stupid cabaret show and look who gets pulled up on stage!

Posted: March 14, 2017, 2 p.m.

Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 12:32

Chill out day by the pool today after all this "hard work" and researching the next bit of the journey 😎

Posted: March 14, 2017, 5:32 a.m.

Monday 13 Mar 2017 16:03

Posted: March 13, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Monday 13 Mar 2017 3:32

Today we went to the "sticky falls" with a group of friends - the high calcium levels in the water have made the rocks naturally sticky so you can literally walk up and down the steep waterfall face, ropes were set up where it was almost vertical!

Such a cool and unique place to chill out in the jungle for the day and it was the perfect hangover cure πŸΊπŸ™πŸ»

Posted: March 12, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 19:36

Posted: March 11, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 13:27

We also got work with over 520 rescue dogs 🐢

Tori wants to go back and adopt!

Posted: March 11, 2017, 6:27 a.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 12:02

Posted: March 11, 2017, 5:02 a.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 8:57

Yellow ribbons are blessed and tied in this way by the monks who aim to prevent destruction and deforestation

Posted: March 11, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Saturday 11 Mar 2017 8:32

Posted: March 11, 2017, 1:32 a.m.

Friday 10 Mar 2017 7:41

Posted: March 10, 2017, 12:41 a.m.

Thursday 9 Mar 2017 14:26

Posted: March 9, 2017, 7:26 a.m.

Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 21:15

Posted: March 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 13:49

Posted: March 8, 2017, 6:49 a.m.

Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 12:02

It's impossible to summarise how amazing this week actually was. Full of emotional highs and some very lows as well.

We learnt a huge amount about the welfare of the Asian elephant and we're lucky enough to be a part of a rehab program that is working tirelessly to improve the treatment of animals across Thailand.

As well as all the jobs around the park we also met some awesome friends, got close up with amazing elephants, played football with the locals, were cooked incredible meals and we're truly looked after.

Photos will not do this justice but I'll leave a select few below.

Here is also a link for more info: https://www.elephantnaturepark.org/a%E2%80%A6/facts-about-elephants/

Posted: March 7, 2017, 5:02 a.m.

Monday 6 Mar 2017 16:30

Arrived at elephant nature park, here for a week.

Doing loads of different chores around the park from helping with the rescued elephants and dogs, to scoping dung, to building dams and protecting the land from forest fires.

Having a great time so far - limited internet connection so next update will probably be back in Chiangmai.

Posted: March 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday 5 Mar 2017 22:54

Posted: March 5, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Sunday 5 Mar 2017 22:54

Early pick up this morning for a full day kayaking down mae ping river. Paddled an 18km stretch of the river taking about 4 hours with a few stops to call off every now and again.

Came across water buffalo on the banks and in the water as well as local fisherman and awesome jungle scenery.

Decent workout by the end of it!

Posted: March 5, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Sunday 5 Mar 2017 0:30

Posted: March 4, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 5 Mar 2017 0:29

Posted: March 4, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Sunday 5 Mar 2017 0:27

Spent the morning at the hostel, before heading out to Chiangmai old town for a look around, then booked into an afternoon/evening cooking course

Met some really nice people already and after shopping for ingredients, cooking and eating all our own Thai meals we ended up at an open air food and drink court with live music and a beer!

Pretty good day πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Posted: March 4, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Friday 3 Mar 2017 18:04

Tori setting up bunk

Posted: March 3, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Friday 3 Mar 2017 8:36

Checked in to D-Well hostel, Chiang mai. Got to hang around for a bit until we can get into the dorm. Probably head out to get our bearings..

Posted: March 3, 2017, 1:36 a.m.

Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:28

Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:27

Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:26

Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Friday 3 Mar 2017 1:25

12 - 14 hour overnight train journey from Bangkok to Chiangmai begins.

Great service, half decent food on board (too spicy for tori), the most efficient little team of people to turn seats into beds and actually pretty comfortable other than the ride being a bit bumpy! πŸš‚πŸ˜΄

Looking forward to exploring Chiangmai city before being picked up for elephant nature park on Monday morning 😎🐘

Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Thursday 2 Mar 2017 11:18

Last day lazing around Siameze hostel before we get the overnight train to Chiangmai tonight

Posted: March 2, 2017, 4:18 a.m.

Wednesday 1 Mar 2017 16:06

Day out in city, cranky old long boat on the way there and stopped on koh San road for pad Thai and spring rolls on the way back πŸ‘

Posted: March 1, 2017, 9:06 a.m.

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 20:24

Getting over the jet lag and long flight. Will be heading into Bangkok central over the next couple of days to see some sights.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 20:23

Arrived in bangkok - siamaze hostel. Got massive room with ensuite and spending a couple of nights here. First night was settling into the hostel with free unlimited coffee and hammocks.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Monday 27 Feb 2017 11:25

Setting off from Gatwick - the start of the adventure

Posted: Feb. 27, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

James And Tori Round The world

User: jamesbruce
Dates: 27 Feb 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
Duration: 3Β weeks, 5Β days

Looks fun - very Myanmar-ish!!

That just has to be the best pic so far!

That looks absolutely beautiful.

It was awesome, so many hot air balloons and you can see for miles across the land. And it's just stupid because Β£10 is equal to about 17,130 kyats..

Sunrise looks incredible! What's ridiculous about the currency?

Thanks guys, it is so good! We're flying to Myanmar today so will update again soon!

Looks wonderful James! Scenery is just breathtaking x

Hope you got to keep your cabaret outfit!! Love the photos - looks great!

I had to hold on to the seat in front to stay in my own seat it was so windy, so if I didn't have my tablets I think I would have felt ill.

And thank you - I was 100% sober and got dragged up there!

Hmmmm - motion sickness???

Great stage performance, James :) xx

Loving the pics guys!! Looks amazing!!! 🐘 xx

Looks like you're having an amazing time already. Enjoy your time with the elephants!

Hi mam, loving it so far thank you!


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Safe bruv

Hi James and Tori

Your mum has given me this link to follow you on your travels!

Looks like you're having a great time! Enjoy! xx

Was really good thanks, think that was probably a massaman curry, did loads of stuff though!

Looks fabulous - wish I was there!

What's in the pan? You look very happy! xx