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Ceremonial Blessing at ICS in Yangon, Myanmar

On 7 July, our team in Yangon, Myanmar came together for a monk blessing ceremony in our office for the Full Moon Day of Waso.

The blessing ceremony is a traditional part of Burmese life that has been passed from generation to generation. It combines Buddhist beliefs with social values and Burmese customs and is a wonderful opportunity for people to gather and enjoy the moment together.

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

“Top 10 Trip Pics” is a series of posts by ICS staff members around southeast Asia sharing their 10 best pictures from their own trips in our destinations.

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Bali, by Kwanchanok Meechai

Showering on Ayung River.

I went down to check out rafting at Ayung River.  It was very good fun to paddle with your team, scream, and giggle when the guide entertains the team members along the river.  The guide stopped for a shower at a small waterfall along the river.  The water was cold, refreshing and so enjoyable. This tour is great for tourists who love adventure activities and walking. Read more

“Top 10 Trip Pics” Myanmar, by Arpatip Reancharoen

This “Top 10 Trip Pics” post is the first in a series of articles by ICS staff members around southeast Asia to share their 10 best pictures from their own trips in our destinations.

 About the Author: Arpatip Reancharoen is Group General Manager in Bangkok, Thailand. She has been with ICS Travel Group for 16 years.

Top 10 Trip Pics: Myanmar, by ICS Travel Group

This trip was to celebrate my husband Martin’s birthday, so I took him to places he has never gone, to do things he loves.

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Top 10 Thai Dishes, by ICS Travel Group

Travellers consistently list “culinary experiences” as one of the things they most look forward to, and one of the most interesting and memorable aspects of their trip.  Thailand especially is internationally known as a gastronomical hotspot for it’s delicious, spicy cuisine. But what do locals actually eat?  We’ve created this infographic to show you the “Top Ten Thai Dishes You Must Try!”

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Top 10 Thai Dishes, by ICS Travel Group