Shwedagon Pagoda in the Rain.

By D Our mindset in Yangon could have been better. It feels terrible to say now, but I really longed for the creature comforts of the West. I wanted proper sidewalks (really, just a side walk without huge chunks of concrete missing would have been good). I wanted street lights. I wanted to not feel […]

Inle Lake

By S This is a blog so I’m going to make a few opinion-as-fact statements real quick. No sources, no data. Just anecdotes. Come at me. If you are making a list of the top five destinations in Myanmar, Bagan is number one. We’ve already written about it – it is amazing. Solid number one […]

Temples in Bagan

By D Bagan is a destination you need to see to believe. Pictures don’t do it justice. Words don’t do it justice. It is awesome. Before we arrived, we kept hearing good things about Bagan. We saw all the pictures, but they didn’t prepare me for the multitude of temples everywhere.   Bagan was definitely […]

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By S Mandalay was our first stop in Myanmar. Before I start on Mandalay specifically, I’ll provide a little background on Myanmar. For starters, Myanmar is different than the rest of Southeast Asia. Much of this is due to the fact that it is the ‘new’ tourist destination. By that I mean the country was […]

Elephant Nature Park. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

By S Thailand is popular tourist destination. And when I say popular, I mean realllllly popular. According to Wikipedia, 29 million international tourists visited Thailand in 2015 (the total population of Thailand is 67 million, BTW). That works out to just under 80,000 tourists entering the country each day. 80K per day! If all of […]

The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

By D Chiang Rai is a city in the most northern part of Thailand. It is close to both Laos and Myanmar. We stopped for 2 days on our way to Chiang Mai. Sleep Piman Inn Hotel — A huge hotel complex but still walkable to downtown area (although kind of a long walk). It was […]

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By D Getting to Laos from Vietnam wasn’t as straight forward as you would think. Sure, you could take an hour flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang. That sounds easy. But in this case, easy meant expensive. So what did we do instead? The next logical option. Take a two hour plane ride from Hanoi […]