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11 Things to Do in Yangon & the Art of Getting Lost

Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar | Yangon Travel Guide There’s an art to “getting lost”… successfully. “Lost” can mean stranded or it can mean discovery. It all depends on perspective and how you use it. Just like in life, I like to create opportunities when I travel. When things go wrong or veer off-center, I […]

February 3, 2015 3
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VIDEO: How the Shwedagon Pagoda made me weep

I couldn’t find that one word to describe it all without making it sound like just another adjective. “Stunning”, “magnificent”, “monumental”, “shimmering”, “intense,…”?  Nope, nope, nope, nope.

August 29, 2014 4
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VIDEO: How to Wrap a Sari and Lungi

Buddhist monks are a prominent part of Southeast Asia culture.  You can’t go very far without seeing an orange, yellow or red

June 24, 2014 6
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9 Types of Transportation in Myanmar

Types of Transportation in Myanmar / Burma If you’re not seeing this video, click here. Many travelers want to know how to get around in Myanmar? For a female solo traveler without a guidebook or a hard-set plan, getting aroundMyanmar didn’t feel difficult… at all.  Using the

February 24, 2014 5
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Life-saving Tips for Traveling on a Night Bus

Will the seats be cramped? Is there a toilet on the bus? What if I get sick?  Is it safe? A  lot of solo travelers, let alone travelers in general, experience reluctance towards the idea of taking a night or sleeper bus.  

January 26, 2014 25
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Was I taken for a ride in Bagan?

It was 3 am (yes, in the morning) and I wasn’t quite feeling the humor of the situation I was in, being jostled in the back of my “taxi”. My head bobbled between fatigue and silent petrification,  as I bounced  along deserted streets, in the back of a wagon.  What was I thinking? Why did […]

January 13, 2014 24
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19 Things to know before you go to Myanmar

  Myanmar can be a hit or miss in meeting expectations. The fact it’s finally opened it’s doors to tourism is hype that has every backpacker running  to it, without really knowing why. Untouched is the magnetic word. But the country is very touched, quickly

December 12, 2013 41
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The Adventure of Catching a Local Bus in a Foreign Country

Solo Travel Tips: How to Catch a Bus in a Foreign Country | Myanmar I love traveling by local bus when I visit a country! Somehow, the sights, sounds and smells of the landscape feel more vibrant and awakening.  I feel alive! Woosh, the scent of a produce market. Cruddle cruddle, wheels against a gritty […]

November 29, 2013 10
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VIDEO: Reasons you should visit Yangon now… Prepare to be shocked.

Travel Myanmar:  7 Reasons why you should visit Yangon now You can tell a lot about a country by their differences from your own.  Welcome to Yangon! As the capital of Myanmar, Yangon city it’s the largest city with the wealthiest population of over 5 million people. But it’s quickly growing and

November 22, 2013 11
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