Exploring The Ancient City Of Bago – A Day Trip from Yangon

Travel 2 hours outside of Yangon and you’ll reach the historic ancient city of Bago ( formerly Pegu). This small, scrappy but interesting town contains plenty of pagodas and small monasteries to visit. As capital of the region, Bago is the perfect day trip from Yangon. Our first visit was to Shwemawdaw Paya, smaller than the one in Yangon but the tallest in…
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24 Hours In Yangon

How to spend 24 hours in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest and vibrant city! There are many words that can describe the city of Yangon. Adorned with golden stupas, this vibrant city can appear hectic, noisy and to be quite frank, rather smelly at first glimpse. But during our 24 hours in Yangon, we found the city to be one full of…
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What to pack for a 3 week trip to Myanmar

I have to say this is part of the trip I do not enjoy. So many factors have to be considered. So what to pack for a trip to Myanmar? A seasoned traveler will aim to take as little as possible, and this is normally our general idea…but it never quite went to plan. Here is a few tips and pieces…
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Research vs wingin it?

One of the biggest debates I have had when talking to friends about vacations is “travel style”. I believe most people fall into two categories; researchers and free spirits. By this I mean people that plan their holiday and people that don’t. I am a researcher. I am the person who will troll through every travel forum, blog, travel article and…
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