10 signs you’ve backpacked in southeast asia

10 signs you’ve backpacked in southeast asia

1. You own elephant pants or fisherman pants 2. You have this picture (or a very similar one) did you even go to Asia if you didn't get to see some elephants? 3. You know food poisoning is not an "if," but a "when" and you know that it's NOT going to be a fun [...]

unexpected bagan

unexpected bagan

Bagan, Myanmar is magical. It's much more in line with what I had pictured Myanmar to be like - dirt roads, hippies, and amazing temples everywhere you look. The best way to see Bagan on your own is to rent an e-bike, get lost, and stumble upon temples.Finding a temple with no tourists and a [...]

unexpected cooking: what to do near inle lake

unexpected cooking: what to do near inle lake

Inle Lake is a place that some title "The Most Beautiful Place in Myanmar." While I did find it beautiful, I found that once you saw the lake, you struggled with figuring out what to do. Here are the top moments of Inle Lake. First off, definitely take your boat trip. Inle is a big vast [...]

unexpected boat rides: mandalay to bagan

unexpected boat rides: mandalay to bagan

Imagine spending all day floating down a river, sunshine on your face, completely able to zone out, staring at the river bank and the hills beyond, tea and toast in hand. That is what taking the ferry down the Irrawaddy River was like. Relaxation & bliss. We woke up early and caught a taxi to the [...]

unexpected mandalay

unexpected mandalay

We arrived in Mandalay at around 7:40 am after "sleeping" on the night train, then walked to our guest house. A C C O M M O D A T I O N We stayed at the Nylon Hotel, which I highly recommend. The staff is incredibly helpful and can help you book taxis, tickets, [...]

unexpected train rides through Myanmar

unexpected train rides through Myanmar

Trains in Myanmar. You either love them or hate them. After reading plenty of train horror stories, my Mom and I were a little apprehensive to travel via train from Yangon, but incredibly curious about how it would be. So what did we do? Buy train tickets to Mandalay of course! We bought two tickets [...]

unexpected teatime

unexpected teatime

I've been wanting to get to Myanmar for quite some time, however each time I'm about to hop on a plane and go, something happens and I end up somewhere else. Two tries later, I made it! Hello Myanmar! I was absolutely shocked when we first arrived in Yangon. For a developing country, one that [...]