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  • FRIDAY FOCUS - Travel News - Traveller's Tales
    their primary crop The monkeys also steal mangoes oranges and vegetables devastating rural livelihoods and forcing farmers to spend time and resources coming up with ways to ward off the scavengers Until now Farmers are buying giant tiger dolls and placing them in their fields like scarecrows and so far the monkeys have been frightened off The tigers are moved around periodically and farmers know not to work in the fields while the decoy dolls stand guard in a bid to make the pretence more realistic It may not be a long term solution but for now the Bhutanese farmers are enjoying the respite their furry friends bring Travel news from Burma The blue plaque outside Yangon City Hall PHOTO The Irrawaddy The Yangon Heritage Trust has introduced a new project to install descriptive plaques outside buildings of architectural and historical significance So far Rangoon s City Hall has been the first to receive on of the blue plaques of which there will be 100 placed over the next year with descriptions in Burmese and English explaining why each building is significant Among the sites earmarked to receive a plaque are The High Court the Central Fire Station the building that once housed the Rowe Co department store the headquarters of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and Grindlays Bank It should make visiting the city even more interesting for passers by A senior communications officer at the YHT Shwe Yinn Mar Oo said We will not only put plaques at buildings but also along roads of historical significance and at places where internationally famous persons once lived Travel news from PJ We have now got over 1000 Likes on our Facebook Page The lucky 1000th fan will receive a special thank you prize of a Lonely Planet guidebook to the PJ destination of their choice Visit our Facebook Page to keep up with our news to enjoy more incredible photographs of our destinations and to see what special offers and discounts we offer from time to time We have been inundated with word of mouth recommendations in the last few weeks In light of this we have initiated a new reward scheme if you have previously travelled with us and you recommend someone who subsequently books their own trip you will be awarded a 100 voucher off your next booking with PJ A big thanks to all of our happy customers who have gone out of their way to tell their friends about us On one of our busiest days of the summer we managed to make time to celebrate Karina s birthday with chocolate cake and prosecco at our desks a highly recommended combination Happy Birthday Karina Look at this cosy ger that Karina found on holiday in Devon Ger at Koa Tree camp Welcombe Devon Have a super weekend Bhutan blue plaques Burma decoy tigers mongolia Mongolian honey PJ facebook wild flowers Did you like this article Share it with your friends Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name

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  • Top 5 Adventure Travel Books - Traveller's Tales
    money in memory of the man she loved Followed by wolves knocked down by a bus confronted by bears chased by a naked man with a gun and stranded with severe frostbite Rosie s breathtaking 20 000 mile solo journey is as gripping as it is inspiring Rosie s solo run around the world started out of sorrow and heartache and a wish to turn something around 3 The Expedition by Jason Lewis Trilogy PHOTO amazon As the story of the first human powered circumnavigation of the earth is put into book form be prepared for goose bumps and butterflies just beginning to imagine the mental and physical strength required the grit and determination and the sheer terror which must have been faced throughout this Expedition He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia s Queensland coast blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific malaria in Indonesia and China and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas This trilogy of thrilling adventure begins with one of the longest most gruelling yet uplifting and at times irreverently funny journeys in history circling the world using just the power of the human body and all to reach out to thousands of schoolchildren calling attention to our interconnectedness and shared responsibility of an inhabitable Earth for future generations 4 The Wind In My Wheels by Josie Dew PHOTO amazon A favourite book from when I volunteered at Baphumelele Children s Home South Africa when the kids just wanted me to read it more and more to them An informative and illuminating read whilst providing endless amusement throughout Saharan locusts to custom officials not allowing her to leave India I find her accounts are described with honesty wit and perception throughout each of her cycling stories As a young girl Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel She also fell out of a fast moving vehicle and rather inconveniently developed a lifelong aversion to cars Along came her first bicycle and she has never looked back Four continents thirty six countries and eighty thousand miles worth of astounding adventures eccentric characters varied cultures and ever enduring optimism are the result of her travels 5 Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford PHOTO amazon A truly inspirational account of a super human feat of endurance and determination It s the story of a modern day hero who undertook walking the entire length of the world s largest river proving to doubters that there really is no limit to mans capabilities when faced with extreme danger With danger a constant companion outwitting alligators jaguars pit vipers and electric eels not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relentless tropical storms Ed s 2 ½ year journey demanded extreme physical and mental strength It was an adventure with a purpose to help raise people s awareness of environmental issues Ed had unprecedented access to disappearing indigenous communities and witnessed the devastating effects of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest first hand Ultimately though Walking the Amazon

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  • - Traveller's Tales
    88 FAMILY FUN 3 FESTIVALS 12 FOOD DRINK 3 GENERAL 100 INDIA 2 INSPIRATION 16 MONGOLIA 129 PJ 10th BIRTHDAY 7 PJ NEWS 76 REVIEWS 1 SHORT BREAKS 4 Slider 6 THAILAND 1 THINGS TO DO 2 TOP TIPS 6 TRAVELLER S TALES 4 Search Archives Archives Select Month November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January

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  • Traveller's Tales - Mongolia
    girls who were trainee contortionists appeared and performed amazing gymnastics for us We had a fantastic trip traveling together with our guide and driver exploring the Gobi Desert the area around Lake Khovsgol in the North and Ulaanbaatar The celebrated Mongolian throat singer Kongar ol Ondar Another amazing day in the Gobi was when our guide took us shopping in a small settlement at a market There were stalls with a display of food stuffs meat tinned food vegetables flour etc After our guide selected lamb and flour we drove to a local nomad s ger Our guide called out Hold the dog the Mongolian equivalent of knocking on a door We were welcomed in by the family and our guide helped cook lamb with a batter topping there was enough food for them to enjoy a meal after we had gone We presented the children with small gifts the traditional way of thanking them for their hospitality I presumed that our visit was prearranged but have now found out that it was not It was great Visiting a nomadic family in their ger was the highlight of Anne s trip to Mongolia If Anne s adventures have inspired you to journey to the Land of Blue Skies check out our Mongolia pages and see what trips we have to offer or call us on 01608 811162 for a chat contortionist Erdene Zuu Gobi desert karkhorin Lake Khovsgol mongolian music nomadic life throat singer Did you like this article Share it with your friends Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name Email Website Comment PANORAMIC JOURNEYS Welcome Welcome to the Panoramic Journeys blog We hope it paints an intimate portrait of the countries we visit Mongolia Bhutan and Burma Here you will find stories and adventures useful information interesting facts

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  • The Travel Bug - Traveller's Tales
    we all booked to go to Mongolia I was accompanied by my children Briony Emily James and Peter We travelled south to the Gobi and then on to Western Mongolia to spend time with Sailau the Eagle hunter and his family and to attend the Kazhak eagle festival at Sagsai The Gobi was incredible they had had unseasonal rain so the mountains were snow capped and the desert a carpet of green A lovely bonus was meeting up with Esse again who was with another group and still playing cards into the early hours Western Mongolia was very barren rocky with incredible vistas and skies Staying with Sailau and his family was a very special and unique experience We spent time watching them train their eagles catching baby goats to separate them from their mothers before they were milked in the morning eating delicious food and my grown up children being tucked up into bed by Sailau and his lovely wife From there we drove to the festival with Sailau s eagle leaning its head out of the window like a dog Each morning my children rode the 10 kms from our gers to the festival with the eagle hunters something that they will remember for the rest of their lives We brought back some wonderful memories and suitcases full of Kazhak textiles made in the long winter months when the temperatures are way below freezing The Eagle hunters of the Altai Mountains Mongolia 2013 Panoramic Journeys celebrated their 10 th anniversary and I had a wonderful phone call from Karina inviting me as their most loyal customer on a free holiday I was overjoyed to get a second chance to go back to Burma and so returned in October with 8 friends on a specially customised itinerary with the wonderful Frankie as our guide We took in the full moonlight festival in Rangoon and the Phaung Daw OO Pagoda festival at Inle Lake It was a grand affair with a total boat jam of colourful locals all keen to watch the procession and the boat races that followed They arrived from their villages with baskets of food and then spent the night in the central monastery a mass of people eating praying and celebrating together It was truly wonderful More surprises were in store when we discovered the wonderful red mountain vineyard on the edge of Inle Lake and left armed with 30 bottles of delicious wine to enhance our evening meals We did a wonderful walk to meet and have tea with local villagers of the Pao tribe whilst two of our party had a unique experience fishing with the local fishermen with their unusual technique of paddling their canoes with one leg Fishermen off Ngapali beach Burma PHOTO Windsor Star We then spent a few days at Ngapali beach which was like being in heaven with a villa warm sea and a vibrant fishing village I cycled there early each morning to watch the busy goings on

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Mongolia, Bhutan Holiday and Journey Specialists - Request Itinerary Page
    contact you shortly If you would like to speak to an expert please call us on 44 0 1608 811183 ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media Services Sitemap WHERE WE GO Trip List Mongolia Bhutan Burma China India WHAT WE DO Mongolia Group Tours Mongolia Tailor made Tours

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  • Mongolia Holiday | Celebrate the Naadam Festival | Panoramic Journeys
    the jockeys as those as young as seven battle it out over distances of up to 30km From here you will have the chance to escape the city for a night in a ger at Khustai Nuruu National Park where you will have a chance to spot the rare Przewalski horse and other wildlife The Deeltai Mongol Costume Festival rounds off the Naadam celebrations back in the city s main square The tour ends with a day trip to the massive Chinggis Monument and the beautiful Terelj National Park Return to Ulaanbaatar where there will be time before you leave to shop and visit its fascinating historical sites and museums View in a larger map Group Size 4 12 Suitable for people of any fitness level Overland journey no flights involved Character Comfort Combined We have carefully selected comfortable and characterful accommodation throughout this journey In the countryside you will stay in authentic felt gers at small rustic camps which combine traditional style with modern conveniences JOURNEY OVERVIEW W 8 Jun Arr Beijing T 9 Jun Forbidden City T Square F 10 Jun Great Wall S 11 Jun Train to Ulaanbaatar S 12 Jun Arr Ulaanbaatar M 13 Jun Fly Gobi Khongoryn Els T 14 Jun Camel Trek W 15 Jun Camel Trek T 16 Jun Yolyn Am F 17 Jun Bayanzag S 18 Jun Fly Ulaanbaatar S 19 Jun Depart Delightful people empty horizons cheerful atmosphere of Naadams We all loved Mongolia and its people John Hemming CELEBRATING NAADAM IN ULAANBAATAR 2015 MONGOLIA Departs 10 Jul Days 6 Price pp 1590 Price ca pp 1 132 EXTENSIONS Extend your trip with Khovsgol Retreat July and or Gobi Highlights Discounts apply if two trips booked together Prices Include Domestic flights as specified in itinerary Accommodation based on shared twin rooms

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  • Specialist Holidays in Burma - Traveller's Tales
    for its variety of natural flora especially the many kinds of orchids that grow wild in the region particularly the rare Black Orchid indigenous to the mountains of Putao Exploring the pristine forests of the area requires an intrepid spirit orchid lovers will need to make long treks on foot often crossing ravines and rivers by suspension rope bridges but if you travel with us the specialist knowledge and local insights of our expert guides will help make the journey even more rewarding TREKKING The spectacular scenery near Lashio and Hsipaw in the Shan State The spectacular landscape of the Shan state offers an extraordinary backdrop for a trekking adventure Walking through the other wordly countryside experience a varied terrain from paddy fields orchards and tea plantations to rucked up mountain ridges and plunging ravines If you travel with us we can arrange for you to enjoy the hospitality of the Palaung people staying overnight with host families in remote villages HISTORY CULTURE The Bagan plain in Burma is studded with over 2 200 ancient temples Its history and culture is evident on the very surface of Burmese life For anybody who wants to explore where Burma has come from and what makes it truly unique the spectacular array of historic structures stupas and pagodas provide an enlightening education as well as a feast for the eyes If you travel with us we can arrange a balloon ride at sunrise over Bagan where 2200 Buddhist temples built between the 9th and 13th centuries lie scattered over the plain If this has inspired you to visit Burma take a look at some of the tailormade and group trips we offer on our Burma pages You can also call us in our UK office on 44 0 1608 676821 for a chat

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