Video: Celebrating Independence Day in Myanmar

Whew, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a new video hasn’t it? Like, almost 2 months!

If you ask me, that’s just WAY too long. The truth is, this last one was an absolute beast to edit down and find the exact story I wanted to tell. But, after weeks of rewrites, repeated voice recording sessions, and alternate cuts, I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the final product.

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Myanmar Travel Advice to Help You Explore in 2017

Have I mentioned how much I loved my overall time in Myanmar yet? Oh, I have? Like, multiple times?

Well it’s all true. I found Myanmar to be absolutely magical and established a strong connection to this developing Southeast Asian country by the time I had left.

As is usually the case though, I still encountered numerous small hiccups and misunderstandings that I wish I had been better prepared for. So, continuing on with my advice from earlier in the week, here are 10 tips that I picked up during my time mysterious Myanmar. Read More

How-to Survive Traveling Myanmar by Land, Air & Sea

As you’ve probably picked up over the last few weeks, the time I spent traveling Myanmar was absolutely incredible.

There was one aspect that had me absolutely tearing my hair out though – long distance transportation. Or more specifically, trying to locate the information to even begin planning. In a country where bookings are often still filled out and logged by hand, finding up-to-date info isn’t always easy.

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Spending the Day on Myanmar’s Stunning Inle Lake

Looking at my travel schedule, there was absolutely no way to avoid it.

I’d already experienced the thrill ride that was the Myanmar train system, so a repeat trip was out of the question. The bus from Bagan was supposed to take 14 hours, with a transfer in Kalaw – essentially requiring 2 full transit days. This just meant that I only had a single option if I really wanted to check out the unique ecosystem within Inle Lake.

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The Breathtaking Castle In the Sky on Mount Popa

Shit, I’m totally lost…

I continued muttering expletives to myself as I wandered through the yard of yet another mountainside home. When my driver Aung had dropped me off at the roadside entrance to Mount Popa earlier, he had promised that there was no possible way I could get lost. So much for that.

To make things even more frustrating, I just needed to look out towards the horizon to see exactly where I wanted to get to. It was impossible to miss.
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