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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...
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...
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...
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...
Travel Report - Myanmar / Burma, November 2012

Travel Report – Myanmar / Burma, November 2012

Nov 28, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma8 Comments »
Please note that it is our experience and impressions, you or other people may have a better or worse experience. It really depends on people’s preference, level of hygiene they can handle, hotels they stay, services they use and places...
How to get a visa to Myanmar / Burma in Bangkok

How to get a visa to Myanmar / Burma in Bangkok

Nov 4, 12 • Asia, Myanmar / Burma, Thailand1 Comment »
  As we had to change our plans due to getting only 15-da Visa on Arrival to Thailand and we already bought tickets to Yangon we decided to go to Myanmar/Burma. We just needed to get a visa to Burma. A tourist visas takes two working days and...