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First Visit to Taiwan

In Travel, Asia, Taiwan by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: Taiwan birding in rice fields near Beitou Taipei, on the opposite side of Beitou MRT Station from the hot springs and the mountains.   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 May 2024 A First Visit to Taiwan by an Ignorant Foreigner Main Points First Impressions Drums of war Earthquakes My Background knowledge of Taiwan Physical description and population …

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Street Food Bangkok 2023

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Buying a Take-Away Dinner at a Street Stall    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 June 2023 This is the  second article on street food. Street Food in Bangkok is the companion article to Street Food in Chiang Mai. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. The article on street food in Chiang Mai …

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Street Food Chiang Mai 2023

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Cowboy Hat Lady, Chang Phuak Market    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  5 May 2023 Street Food in Chiang Mai is the companion article to Street Food in Bangkok. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 …

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Food in Chiang Mai 7: 2023 Update

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony8 Comments

Featured Image: The 46th Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023, Parade Float    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 …

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Angkor Guide 2023

In Travel, Cambodia by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Entrance to The Bayon, Buddhist Temple, Angkor Thom Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2022 Angkor Guide 2023 Introduction We are thinking of going to Siem Reap and Angkor in Cambodia again as part of a trip to Thailand in January 2023. We went there for the first time ten years ago in 2013. Over the years, …

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Passu Paradise, Pakistan: Our Trip 6

In Travel, Pakistan by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: Corner on the KKH with the Passu Glacier in the background, Passu, Pakistan 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2022 This is the seventh article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain …

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Rain, Danger in Sust, Pakistan: Our Trip 5

In Travel, Pakistan by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Magnificent Glacier Riven Mustagh Ata, 7546m, between Tashkurgan and Kashgar, China, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2022 This is the sixth article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 7 Passu Paradise. The …

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Hunza Valley, Pakistan: Our Trip 4

In Travel, Books, Pakistan by tony7 Comments

Featured Image: Lady Finger or Bublimating (6000 metres) and Hunza Peak (6270 m) above Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Ultar Peak (7388 m), Bojahagur Duanasir II (7329 m) are within 5 km. Rakaposhi (7788 m) and Diran Peak (7266 m) although around 27 kilometres away dominate the horizon across the river and the Karakorum Highway, KKH, May 1995. Breadtag Sagas ©: …

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Extreme Polo in Gilgit Pakistan: Our Trip 3

In Travel, Pakistan by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Shandur Pass Polo Festival, photo by Shipton Trekking, the polo ground is at 12,300 feet (3800 metres) and the mountains rise up to 8,000 feet higher Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 August 2021 This is the fourth article on our trip up and down the KKH. The others are 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower …

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Besham to Gilgit the KKH Terrain: Our Trip 2

In Travel, Pakistan by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Indus Valley from Alai Road Looking Towards Besham Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2021 This is the third article on our trip up and down the KKH. The others are 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain Danger, Sust. 7 Passu Paradise. The Kashgar …

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The Karakorum Highway KKH

In Travel, China, Pakistan by tony7 Comments

Featured Image: Nanga Parbat, the ‘Killer Mountain’ 8126 metres, from Fairy Meadow, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 April 2021 This is the first article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain, Danger Sust, 7 Passu …

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Making Rubber Bands in Burma

In Travel, Burma by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Fallow Fields Outside the Weaving Village on Bilu Island Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2019 Making Rubber Bands near Mawlamyine, Burma, February 2017 By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea… wrote Rudyard Kipling on his 1889 visit. Introduction Travelfish contends not much has changed from Kipling and apart from the traffic they are partly …

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Kashgar Sunday Market

In Travel, China by tony5 Comments

Featured image: Cart Parking, Kashgar Sunday Market 1995    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2018 Kashgar Sunday Market 1995 Preamble I’d always wanted to ascend the Karakorum Highway (KKH) to Hunza and to China ever since I’d first heard of the KKH from books, and in relation to the Great Game and Sir Francis Younghusband. I’ve only touched …

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Pattale to Pikey Peak, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony1 Comment

Featured image: Dorje Points to Everest near Teahouse above Pattale    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Juke Trek.) Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek 2 Pattale to Pikey Peak, Junbessi, Taksinda La & Paphlu, November 2017 …