Hsi Paw Trek: An Alternative

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In planning a trip to Myanmar, you hear a few tales about the difficulties travellers have with transport… With accommodation… With money… Or, well, generally with everything. It’s this country that hasn’t been in the centre of tourism for all that long, and isn’t yet set up for handling the number of us making our way into the country. I …

Above the Clouds on Mount Zwegabin

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Thinking about climbing Mount Zwegabin? The first thing you should know is that this is no easy trek. Unless, of course, you’re crazy fit. It’s over 700 metres of up, up, up. And if you don’t spend the night at the top (or find there isn’t space for you), then you’ve got another 700 metres to climb back down, down, …

Kalaw to Inle Lake: A 3-Day Trek

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Just before 8am, we wandered into Sam’s Restaurant. After adding our bags to the growing pile of backpacks left behind by other adventurous travellers, we sat down, waiting for our trek to begin. We weren’t allowed to be late. I was travelling with an Englishman – Mark – who’s sense of being polite and courteous (along with any backlash he …

Hiking in Cat Ba National Park

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Cát Bà National Park takes up a great big portion of Cát Bà Island, so how could I not pay it a visit when I was passing through? The island itself is essentially a giant sized version of one of those limestone karsts that can be viewed from nearby Halong Bay. As a result of this, the islands topography is …

4 Sapa Activities for the Adventurous Backpacker

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I arrived in Sapa at some ridiculous hour after attempting (and generally failing) to sleep in the cheapest seat I could get on the night train from Hanoi (terrible idea). Given I couldn’t get a room until 11am, some 4 – 5 hours away, I decided to come up with some ideas on how I’d spend my next few days. …