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3 Absolutely Breathtaking Yangon Temples Not to Miss

If there is one structure that Myanmar is absolutely tied to, it’s the Buddhist temple. In fact, 90% of the population here practices Buddhism, making it the most religiously dense country practicing this religion.

While the old city of Bagan, with 100’s of ancient pagodas and stupas, gets most of the credit, the amazing temples throughout Yangon are also worth dedicating some time to check out. To help avoid getting a bad case of temple fatigue, I’ve provided a brief list of my favorites below! Read More

Video of the Week: The Wild Primates of Sumatra

Greetings from behind the scenes here at GlobeSlice! I’m finally back home in California where I’ve been hammering away on the latest and greatest feature that I’m excited to share with all of you – WEEKLY TRAVEL VIDEOS.

Back when I first started mapping out this little exploration website, video was going to be a major component, with everything from quick destination postcards to longer form web shows. To prep for all this, I captured a TON of amazing footage that mostly just sat on a hard drive as other aspects of GlobeSlice took priority.

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What’s For Sale at the Awesome Yangon Street Markets?

It turns out a whole lot! Especially for the partially covered, non-refrigerated, wooden stalls that make up the long rows of Chinatown’s Yangon street markets.

As with any kind of market, what’s for sale is only part of the experience. There’s also the people watching and general environment that helps to create such a memorable sense of place. So you’d better believe that these markets have all of this going on! Read More

Celebrating Burmese Independence Day in Yangon

From out of nowhere, a low bass tone snapped me out of my deep dark sleep. Unsure if I was actually awake or still dreaming, I lay completely still to give my ears a few seconds to catch up with my still groggy brain.

The blackout hotel curtains prevented me from discerning if the sun was up yet, so I turned towards my watch. Ugh! It was still 8am, so exactly what was going on out there? It took me only a few more seconds of half-asleep focus to figure out what I was hearing. It was singing. But not just any singing… Someone was belting out “My Heart Will Go On” over a crappy, ridiculously loud, speaker system. Read More

How-to Survive the Frustration of Indonesian Flights

Getting around the various parts of Indonesia isn’t all that easy. In fact, if you’re interested in exploring more than a couple of the islands that make up one of the world’s largest archipelagos, it can be a real pain. For me, this was all linked to one common frustration: Indonesian flights.

Here are a few of the biggest frustrations I experienced during my first time flying throughout Indonesia, along with a bit of advice to help you avoid similar pitfalls!
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