Considering that I’ve recently fulfilled several things on my bucket list, I’ve been ridiculously quiet on my blog. So much fun stuff has been happening but I’ve struggled to find the time to keep you up to date.
So to make amends I’m going to post once a day for the rest of December to keep you posted about what I’m up to… It’s quite a feat but I’m hoping that it’s just a case of creating the habit! The post may just be a video clip or a picture which should be fun for a caption competition!
I’ll start off by giving you some shots of a trip that the Smelly Boy and I recently made. To say a trip of a lifetime would be about right. As I’ve told you many a time, I love travel and want to travel much more in the future. Now isn’t the time to do a huge long trip but one place has been in the forefront of my mind, niggling away at me for a long time. Myanmar.
I first became really interested in 2008 when I heard about the struggle of Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of the national hero General Aung San and now leader of the opposition, National League for Democracy (NLD). She seemed like a very strong, interesting character and I wanted to know more about what was going on in Myanmar, a country subject to a military led government.
I was hooked. The country seemed to have a mysterious appeal, I couldn’t put my finger on it but I just felt that I needed to go. But one thing and another got in the way. Quite a few years have passed and I’d still not ticked that trip off my to do list.
Then over the summer, the Smelly Boy and I gave in. We’ve both wanted to go travelling for so long but with things starting to move with work and us not having enough money to just up sticks for a year (wouldn’t it be nice?), it’s just not the right time. So we made a compromise with our situation. Two weeks in Myanmar. I would film and add to my showreel and we’d soak up some life!
I don’t have time quite yet to do justice to our time there but here are some of the things we experienced.
See you tomorrow!