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 25

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As all the good weeks do, this one began on a multi-day trek – what an adventure! All up, I tackled the 3-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. I’d say it was definitely my highlight of travel around the area. The whole hike was stunning. The local people we met were friendly and amazing. And the best bit? The …

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 …

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 …