Tag: Myanmar

Exploring the Bagan Pagodas by Electric Bike

I count my trip to Myanmar with my good friend Izy as one of my highlights of 2014. While Yangon was fun, we were both itching to explore the Bagan pagodas, and spend some time taking it easy after a rough few months. There are more than 2,000 pagodas in Bagan, spread out over just 16 square miles, and […]

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Should you Travel to Myanmar?

Myanmar is a country with a dark history, and like many countries in Asia, Kings fought over it like dogs scavenging for the last bone. With a population of over 50 million, Myanmar is home to a large number of ethnic Chinese and Indians, along with 100 other ethnic groups, making it incredibly diverse, both religiously and culturally. Tourism […]

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Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

There were only a few things that we really wanted to do in Yangon, and we had heard that the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda was not to be missed. As usual, we procrastinated and nearly ended up missing it, but after a quick $3 taxi ride we arrived at the massive pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda is 2500 […]

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Getting a Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok was no fun at all

If you’re thinking about getting a visa for Myanmar in Bangkok, there are some things you need to know. Our experience wasn’t the greatest, and while these kind of days are all part of long-term travel, there’s no need for you to make the same mistakes we did! After reading the many blog and forum […]

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Why I’m taking a Social Media Detox in Myanmar

When I think about visiting Myanmar, one of the things I’m most excited about is that it’s probably going to be difficult to use the internet. For a travel blogger and self-confessed social media addict this is weird right? But I’ve decided it’s the perfect time for a social media detox. Here’s the thing: I’m starting to […]

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