Sunset Views from Mount Hpar Pu

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Heading out of the hostel, a wave of hot air washed over me. Walking past the small daily market and taking a left towards the river, I was searching for two “lions” that marked the spot where I should find the boat across to Mount Hpar Pu. I’d had a lazy day inside after a restless overnight bus journey that …

Bagan Pagodas

Photo Blog – Bagan: Temples, Pagodas and Stupas. Oh, my!

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After getting sick when I arrived in Bagan, I had two days of pagoda hopping left to me (and – as always – a desire not to miss any of the good sights). With the extreme heat nudging above 40 degrees every day, I decided I wanted to get it all done before lunch (meaning I could escape into air …

Plan your own Inle Lake Boat Tour. Here’s why.

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I’ll get straight to the point – if you plan your own boat tour, you’re going to enjoy the whole experience so much more. If you don’t, you’ll be herded around – one of hundreds of other tourist boats – to all the same sights. You’ll see the same people over and over again. You’ll constantly be pressured into buying …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 24

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Even with last week full of travel days, I’d fallen in love with Myanmar and was excited to see more. With just one more day in Mandalay, and a desire to see a few of the sights outside of the city, I signed up for the Ancient City tour offered by my hostel. Passing through various big sites such as …

Hoi An Cooking Class

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Every single person should absolutely, positively, without a doubt, do a cooking class in Hoi An. Why? Because, in allllll my travels across Vietnam, I never ate better food than what I ate in Hoi An. Need more convincing? Then read on. There’s about a million different cooking schools dotted around this amazing city, so you’re ripe with choice. Full …