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Sleep evaded me the night before my flight to Myanmar (Burma). I’m always victimized by insomnia attacks whenever I get too excited, or anxious, before going on a trip. In case you didn’t know, Myanmar is not the easiest country to travel in South East
I was at the end of my trip in Luang Prabang, Laos. It seemed most the backpackers were headed south, either straight to Vientiane or check out what’s left of Vang Vieng’s party scene. Meanwhile, I was determined to backtrack northwards to Nong Khiaw a
The sight of the gravity-defying Golden Rock at the top of Mount Kyaiktiyo in Myanmar is believed to be enough of an inspiration for any person to turn to Buddhism. According to legend, a strand of the Buddha’s hair was used to balance the Golden Rock,
Every time I review this photo, I always feel prey to a sudden surge of emotions. If I ever had a moment of supreme bliss, it would this one: the life-endagering pick-up truck ride down the scenic winding roads of Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar. It was the perfect
Uber cheap flight tickets, booked one year in advance, kicked-off my dream of finally embarking on a 10-week trip to Indochina. This well-trodden backpacking trail passes through countries located in the mainland part of South East Asia such as Malaysi
Travel date — 2012 Yangon Airport to Central Yangon The tourism information desk at the Yangon International Airport told me I could find the local buses to downtown at the “10 miles market,” which was a 15-minute walk away from the airport. After exit
Aboard the train ride to Hsipaw, considered as one of the best railway experiences in the world. Plus, a two-day photo walk around Hsipaw town, which offered a glimpse of life in rural Burma. Itinerary Rundown Destinations Details Previous Mandalay (Pa
Sneek peak of the gravity-defying Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock Pagoda on my last days in Myanmar. The weather was cloudy the whole morning and most of the afternoon that I was in Kyaiktiyo. Fortunately, the sky magically cleared up at the peak of the golden s
Six days backpacking in Mandalay, Hsipaw, and the ancient cities of Upper Myanmar: Amarapura, Sagaing, Innwa, and Mingun. Just the thought of visiting a place called Mandalay already got me excited, the name seemed so exotic. There were a lot of places
I traveled to Myanmar (Burma) for two weeks and explored the central and northern regions, which were the main tourist areas of the country. Two weeks would have been enough time to comfortably visit Myanmar’s “big four” destinations, which included Ya

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