Myanmar Travel Costs (and some tips to save money)

  Many people I meet during my travels keep saying that Myanmar is expensive. I do not agree 100% with this statement. It is however true that traveling costs have a different distribution from that in other neighboring countries. During my stay in Myanmar I have been able to keep…

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Shocking History in Vientiane (Laos) - COPE Visitor Center

Traveling is a great way to open your mind, to learn about other cultures and about history. Its a great cure against navel-gazing. Sometimes we dont take the time to look into what has happened or what is happening in other parts of the world until we actually visit them. When…

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6 fruits you must try when traveling the Tropics

I always like to try new things when I am abroad. Sometimes I regret it, sometimes I get a nice surprise and I fall in love with a new flavor. When traveling the tropics, fruits are a great way to get started with new tastes. They are (in theory) not…

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Welcome 2016!!

Views from the room in Vang Vieng, Laos It has been a great challenge to find a place in Laos with sufficient bandwidth so as to open the browser. Only today, I tried 3 cafeterias in Luang Prabang before I finally found the good one It’s taken a while, but…

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15 pictures of beautiful Myanmar women and girls

One of the things that makes Myanmar a fascinating country is its people. Myanmar people are authentic, generous, kind, always greet you with a smile. For me, people are captivating; I love to observe, to interact, to learn and to find the beauty in every person I meet, especially in women.…

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Bagan: what are you waiting for to visit it?!

BaganNo, doesnt ring the bell. Why on Earth?! I ask myself. If I ask my grandmother (hi there, grannie!) she will for sure know about the tiny island of Koh Phi Phiso why hasnt she heard about Bagan? (or hadnt until I visited it). I mean, Bagan is a lot more remarkable…

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Yangon: to go or not to go?

Myanmar is beautiful; its people are kind, food is great, it’s rich in history, it has a lovely countryside…However, I would lie to you if I said Yangon is great. Actually, I have not yet met a single traveler who liked it. The city is extremely busy. Some people say…

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Yangon off the beaten path

Myanmar is not (not yet) the touristiest country in the world, but if you keep following the established tourist trail you are likely to miss the true local life. I was lucky enough to get in touch with a local “non-mainstream” guide before arriving to the country. The lady who…

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8 tips to stay fit during your travels

  It’s just too easy to lazy around the whole day when you’re traveling. Hammocks – whether on a beach or in the jungle – are very tempting.  Staying up late having few drinks and waking up late eats up your time…and what’s wrong with that!?After all you are on…

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Week 0 of my new life

Its been now a week since I left, although it feels like a month because it has been tremendously hectic. My eventful farewell party started with a friend fainting with so bad luck that he hit his head and started bleeding badly. Although shocked, once the ambulance took him and his girlfriend…

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