The final two parts of my Burma story are all about hiking. Where we left off, I traveled ahead of my Chilean friend, to scout for a hostel and hiking opportunities.
Staying in Yangon for a few days was a nice change of pace after essentially racing there from Bangkok. But it wasn’t long until I wanted to get moving again. I had heard that the temple city of Bagan was worth a visit, so I got on a night bus heading that way.
Yangon. An ancient city, with more than 2,000 years of history to look back on. It was Burma’s capital until 2006 when Naypyidaw became the capital instead. Yangon is still Burma’s commercial center and most populous city though, and it hosts some of the most impressive colonial architecture of Southeast Asia. I ended up spendingContinue reading “What I Got Up To In Burma Part 4 – Yangon”
We are on the road again! After a nice breakfast on fancy-looking china, I asked the first random guy on a scooter I saw to take me to the train station. He said sure, and we were off.
Note: All day in Mawlamyine and still not taking a lot of photos – there will be more, once I start heading north. I hope you are enjoying the series so far! We left off last time with me standing alone, in the rain, somewhere on the outskirts of Mawlamyine. I must have made forContinue reading “What I Got Up To In Burma Part 2 – Mawlamyine Madness”
Note: Welcome to the story of how I traveled Burma in 2017. I hope you will enjoy it as some leisurely reading and perhaps even as inspiration to help you hold until travel is finally possible again. I traveled to Burma in 2017. At the time, I had just finished three months of Dive MasterContinue reading “What I Got Up To In Burma Part 1 – The Arrival”
When I wrote my first post about travel fuck-ups, I thought that was all of them. Later, I remembered my Phuket-poisoning. But I still forgot about the big one. The mother of all travel fuck-ups, if you will. Spoiler alert: Never put your passport anywhere near liquids in your bag. Especially when those liquids happenContinue reading “The legend of the oily passport”
While replying to some comments on the post about travel fuck-ups, I remembered a few things. See, I’ve been traveling even before Micah and I got together – and still managed to fuck up enough for two people in the process. So now, a lesson in unnecessary suffering. I hope you have a better timeContinue reading “Poisoned in Phuket”
Micah and I travel a lot, which gives ample opportunity to royally mess things up. The good news is that a mistake made is usually a lesson learned. Even better: You can benefit from our mistakes and travel with more fun and less hassle.