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Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Chicken Loves Rice

Chicken Loves Rice

Jul 30, 13 • Asia, Malaysia, ThailandNo Comments »
We arrived to Bangkok, Thailand on October 24th 2012 and we stayed in Asia until March 7th, 2013.  That`s exactly 135 days. 135 days of ….no cheese, no bread, no steaks, nothing of what I thought of and grew up with as daily menu. Let`s talk...
Would you pray to Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, and Victor Hugo?

Would you pray to Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, and Victor Hugo?

Jul 29, 13 • VietnamNo Comments »
Not many people have heard about Caodaism. It is one of the youngest religions on the planet. You will be surprised to know that its pantheon of saints includes such diverse figures as Buddha, Confucius, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Pericles, Julius...
Volunteer while traveling in Alwar region, Rajasthan, India

Volunteer while traveling in Alwar region, Rajasthan, India

Jul 27, 13 • IndiaNo Comments »
If you travel around India you have plenty of opportunities to help those in need. Our friend Zeba Zizawar works with the Nirvanavan Foundation which is doing an education project with the ‘Nat and Kanjer’ community in the Alwar district...
48 signs you traveled too long in South East Asia

48 signs you traveled too long in South East Asia

Mar 21, 13 • Asia, Cambodia, Myanmar / Burma, Thailand, Travel experiences, Vietnam10 Comments »
How are two weeks, for example, in South East Asia different from a month, 3 months or 1 year? During two weeks, especially on your first visit you are constantly in a state of WOW. With time the novelty fades away and you start noticing things...
Why you should never go to elephant shows or camps in Thailand

Why you should never go to elephant shows or camps in Thailand

Jan 15, 13 • Asia, Thailand8 Comments »
What is wrong in going to elephant shows or take elephant treks? If you go to Thailand one of the main attractions are elephant shows and elephant camps. Tourists visit them to play with animals or watch elephants dancing, painting and doing other...
Strange interior of the White temple in Chiang Rai

Strange interior of the White temple in Chiang Rai

Jan 11, 13 • Asia, Thailand16 Comments »
Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple of Chiang Rai is one of the main attraction of the Northern Thailand. Most probably many saw pictures of it. It is a completely white fairy tale looking temple. Wat Rong Khun is very different from any Buddhist...
White temple - extraordinary Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai

White temple – extraordinary Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai

Jan 8, 13 • Asia, Thailand4 Comments »
After almost two months in Thailand and 3 weeks in Burma I don’t really get interested in seeing more temple. Of course, I may stop and step in or walk around, but it is not any close to I-have-to-see-that-temple. All temples (but one) look...
TPR Photo Quiz – 7 January

TPR Photo Quiz – 7 January

Jan 7, 13 • Asia, Thailand, TPR Photo Quiz2 Comments »
The First TPR Photo Quiz of 2013!!! Please let us know in the comments where this picture was taken and you will get a cool postcard from Thailand.     Travel Photo Report Quiz is a series of posts with photo questions about countries,...
Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Jan 2, 13 • Azerbaijan, Georgia, Holland, Iran, Myanmar / Burma, Romania, Thailand, Travel experiences, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan2 Comments »
Year 2012 was very successful in terms of traveling and full of thrilling impressions and amazing discoveries. In 2012 I started my long term trip and spent exactly half of the year (July-December) traveling full time. First part of the year I...
Pai - Mae Hong Son - Mae Chaem loop, day 1/3

Pai – Mae Hong Son – Mae Chaem loop, day 1/3

Dec 29, 12 • Asia, ThailandNo Comments »
The master plan was to make a 3-4-day loop visiting Pai, Mapha Pang, Mae Hong Song, Sariang and surrounding areas and mountains. Probably one of the best ways of exploring the North of Thailand is by car or moto except probably of long term hiking...
Different impressions about Myanmar / Burma

Different impressions about Myanmar / Burma

Dec 25, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma, Travel experiences6 Comments »
Many people were asking How is/was Myanmar / Burma? And frankly I was not sure what to answer… Right before we went there I read & heard many good reviews about this country, how beautiful it is, how people are great, how unique it...
Magic Golden Mount of Bangkok

Magic Golden Mount of Bangkok

Dec 20, 12 • Asia, ThailandNo Comments »
Wat Saket is more known as the Golden Mount. It is man made hill which is crowned by a temple and a golden chedi. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era, when it was known as Wat Sakae. When Bangkok became the capital, King Rama I renovated the...
TPR Travel Tip - Friday Halal Street in Chiang Mai

TPR Travel Tip – Friday Halal Street in Chiang Mai

Dec 16, 12 • Asia, Thailand4 Comments »
For many people traveling is tasting food in places they visit. For me it definitely is. Good food can definitely compensate for drawbacks of a place or a country. Great food can enhance great experience and I would definitely come back to such...
1 day trip to the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon

1 day trip to the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon

Dec 15, 12 • Asia, Thailand2 Comments »
Chaing Mai is a good starting point for trips around North Thailand. Having wheels is very desirable if not a must here. Of course, we rented a scooter. I don’t ride a moto yet, but I am going there. After studying a couple of guide books,...
How we got 2 month Thai visa in Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

How we got 2 month Thai visa in Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

Dec 13, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma, Thailand5 Comments »
Due to some unexpected circumstances we came to Burma earlier than planned and because we got only 15 days on Arrival to Thailand couple of weeks before we decided to apply for a longer visa to Thailand in Yangon. The process of getting a Thai...
Wine from Burma??? - Never heard of...

Wine from Burma??? – Never heard of…

Dec 12, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma11 Comments »
  Wine from Burma or Myanmar…I had never heard about it before we went to this country. I would not even think that  country like Burma can produce wine. While researching for what to do and what to visit I came across information about...
Buddha & Holy Disco lights

Buddha & Holy Disco lights

Dec 11, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma2 Comments »
What surprised me in Burma is how they decorate religious object like altars, temples, and Buddhas with Christmas lights. I believe the religion had a certain boost with electricity becoming wide spread and cheap Christmas lights from China. We...
The Golden Rock of Kyaikto, Burma / Myanmar

The Golden Rock of Kyaikto, Burma / Myanmar

Dec 9, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma8 Comments »
Next stop after Yangon was the Golden Rock, actually we stayed in a tiny village called Kinpun base camp. It is not far from Kyaikto, but close to the Rock itself. It was recommended by a Burmese person as having an easier access to the mountain....
Saddar Cave or Hell on Earth

Saddar Cave or Hell on Earth

Dec 6, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma6 Comments »
 “Hell on Earth” according to Lonely Planet ;-) After coming back from the monastery on Mt Zwegabin to our guest house in Hpa An we were pretty tired but we had still almost full day ahead of us, and I decided to pay a visit the Saddan...
Sunset & Sunrise at Mt Zwegabin

Sunset & Sunrise at Mt Zwegabin

Nov 30, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma6 Comments »
There are several tings to see & do around Hpa An. We have chosen to hike to the monastery at Mt Zwegabin as the first thing to do as it combines a hike, an overnight stay at a monastery & being on top of a mountain. After hiking up the...