Back home in Ireland for 2013

2012 was quite a year. A little over 12 months ago, I was living and working in Cambodia. I visited Burma for a week in February, getting to run around the famous Bagan Temples and the capital Yangoon’s streets. In early March I was off to Thailand to compete in the River Kwai Adventure Race. … Continue reading Back home in Ireland for 2013

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Ruined Pavements and High-tech Gyms in Yangon, Myanmar

I had every intention of going for a nice road run in Yangon, Myanmar’s capital city. However, once I got there, the pavements transpired against me. They were badly broken up, with chunks of concrete littering the sidewalk. Running on the road wasn’t viable either. The cars, though dating from pre-sanction days, drive fast in … Continue reading Ruined Pavements and High-tech Gyms in Yangon, Myanmar

Jogging around Burma’s ancient kingdom of Bagan

I was in Burma last week on a whirlwind tour of the country. One of our stops was in Bagan, one of Burma’s ancient cities. Over 4,000 Buddhist temples were commissioned by Bagan’s kings during a 230 year building frenzy that ended in 1287. And many of these temples still remain, strewn out across a … Continue reading Jogging around Burma’s ancient kingdom of Bagan