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Myanmar

13 May

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Travel Logistics in Myanmar / Burma

May 13, 2014 | By |

We had a resounding number of people tell us, “you have to go to Myanmar,” but when we started to look into specifics, it was absolutely confusing to figure out. So, without going into too many travel stories, we decided to put some of our notes into a logistics blog entry. Read More

12 May

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Yangon, Myanmar… Welcome to the friendliest country in the world!

May 12, 2014 | By |

The cultural and economic capital of Myanmar (and former political capital), Yangon is gross yet endearing, dirty yet charming, poor yet rich. Here, people sleep on bamboo platforms by their street food stalls, missing concrete tiles on sidewalks reveal slimy sewage underneath, and the streets are dotted with betel-juice spit and snot-rockets. Read More

09 May

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“Stuff White People Like” in Inle Lake, Myanmar

May 9, 2014 | By |

Inle (or Inlay) Lake was a fantastic place to spend a few days, and felt like a travelers’ playground in the best way possible. The town of Nuang Shwe is adorable, the climate was lovely (and so much cooler than Bagan), there were tons of restaurants, and great daytime activities. Read More

08 May

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Bagan: An Ancient World in Active Use

May 8, 2014 | By |

Imagine a semi-arid plain, dust devils rising amidst scrub brush, dotted with ancient pagodas and temples… not a few, not a dozen, but thousands. If the road to Machu Picchu had ruins of small town ruins that were once highway-pitstops, and if the temples of Angkor were huge religious complexes transformed into tourism hotspots… then Bagan’s religious structures still draw monks on pilgrimage, and are actively used by Buddhists as well as tourists. Read More