Archive | July, 2011

Tales From the Toilet – Trekking in Myanmar

Squat toilets…my nemesis.  On our two day, one night trekking trip from Kalaw to Inle Lake, my central fear was, “what will the toilets be like?”  Up until now, every trip to Asia I’ve survived on 3 star hotel and restaurant toilets (built clearly for my Western bum).  This trek would offer no hotel toilets; […]

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The 6 Most Cliched Bangkok Tourist Photo Ops

We’ve all done it! If you’ve been to Bangkok, guaranteed you have at least one of these shots! http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/play/6-most-cliched-bangkok-tourist-photo-ops-784503

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An E-Mail Home – Myanmar

Sent: July 8, 2011 Hello everyone! Sorry for the mass, and unpersonalized email, but internet is very slow here! We arrived in Yangon 2 days ago, and experienced a little bit of culture shock!  Errg.  But we took an early morning flight today (July 9) and we’re now in the peaceful town of Bagan (where […]

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round – Bagan to Kalaw

We heard the bus rides in Myanmar were bad.  No air-conditioning, slow moving, small seats, unpaved roads.  We were prepared for these inconveniences and needed to save some money, so we bought a one-way ticket on a deluxe mini-bus for the 9 hour ride from Bagan to Kalaw for 10 500 kyat each ($14 US).  […]

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Bagan, Myanmar: A town…

Bagan, Myanmar.  The land of over 2000 pagodas! A town where street lamps made of white fluorescent tubes are nailed to nearby trees every 100 meters.  A town where tourists and locals alike take horse and carriage to near and far distances.  A town where children and dogs play on the street without fear of […]

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