Bagan’s Best Sunrise and Sunset Locations Chasing the orb around Bagan’s temple plain became our favorite pastime during our visit to the famed archaeological zone. Climbing at least one of the ancient temples for the extraordinary light shows should be on every world traveler’s bucket list.
The Women With Spiderweb Face Tattoos When we booked our 20-hour bus from Mandalay to Mrauk U in Rakhine State, we had two plans. The first was to explore the temples and ruins of the former Arakan Kingdom and the second was to make a day-trip to the Chin villages along the Lemro, Read More
The Bagan Experience The crumbling brick temples of Bagan lie scattered across the arid plain as a ghostly monument to this once glorious capital city. The zenith of Bagan (formerly known as Pagan) was in the 13th century when 10,000 temples (some say more) graced the region. Seismic activity has reduced the number, Read More
Authentic Myanmar Stepping off the bus after a 20-hour journey from Mandalay to Mrauk U was like taking a step back in time. This was the Myanmar we had read about where dirt roads, frequent blackouts, dingy guesthouses, and swarms of mosquitos are the norm. The internet has landed here, but connectivity is, Read More
Myanmar Budget Travel Breakdown Budget: $50 USD per day for 2 people Total Spent: $1303 Number of Days: 28 Average per day Spent: $46.53
A Budget Travelers Survival Guide to Myanmar Traveling long-term it makes little sense to carry multiple guidebooks, they’re just too heavy (not to mention pricey). So when we flipped through the pages of a two year-old Lonely Planet Myanmar (2014 version) left at our guesthouse, we felt as if we were reading, Read More
Why Every Traveler To Myanmar Should Visit Yangon We’re not big city people but traveling around the world we have developed a special attachment to large cities especially after long stints in the countryside. Yangon is unlike any other city we’ve been to and while close in proximity to Thailand, it’s a world, Read More