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An Amazing Train Ride – Hsipaw to Pyin Uu Lwin

Myanmar Train

While it isn’t fast, smooth, or on schedule, the train ride between Hsipaw and Pyin Uu Lwin is considered one of the top train rides in all of the world and was an incredible experience.   Getting Your Ticket Since you’re already traveling in Myanmar (Burma) you know how… bureaucratic traveling the country can be and train travel is no ...

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Adventure Along Myanmar’s Coast

Setting off from Ngwe Saung headed north, we headed on what we were told was a one hour journey to Chaung Tha Beach. Like most directions in Asia, that was a gross under approximation of time.  Starting from our guesthouse, on the south end of Ngwe Saung beach, we drove over packed sand until a rock face blocked our path. ...

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A Relaxing Beach in Burma – Ngwe Saung, Myanmar

Ngwe Saung, Myanmar

What happens when the government takes a large chunk of beautiful beachfront property, then sells and leases it for development? Nothing. Not yet anyways. On the western coast of Myanmar lies Ngwe Saung, a beautiful beach paradise with many resorts, clean sand and sun …but no one is there yet.   Though it was the low season, Ngwe Saung is ...

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Myanmar (Burma) Myths in 2013

shwedagon pagoda yangon

Be sure to bring crisp new hundred dollar bills and tell your family and friends you’ll be out of touch for the duration of your stay… Bullshit. Even the most up-to-date blogs and resources still say that Myanmar is disconnected and the only explanation for this is either that the authors haven’t been to Myanmar themselves or they just copy ...

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Fruit From Around The World – Lychee


A fruit, larger then a grape, coming in many colors in styles, the Lychee is one of my favorite fruits found in Southeast Asia. How to eat a Lychee Though Lychee flavored items are available in the States, I had never eaten one before coming to Southeast Asia. For those of you who aren’t familiar with eating a Lychee, there ...

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Safari Volunteers, Working with Exotic Animals

Leopard Cub

While cruising the work exchange site Helpx, I stumbled upon a program where you can work with exotic animals and decided to apply. Volunteering with Safari Voluteers ended up being an amazing experience I’ll never forget. Their Story Ned and Tat were two tourists visiting a Thai zoo outside of Bo Phloi, Kanchanaburi and they were appalled at what they ...

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When Travel Plans Fall Apart


When plans fall apart you’ll be frustrated, angry, worried and anxious but it’s not the end of the world. After flying to Thailand, I had 30 days of traveling before my Thai visa expired and I needed to leave the country. I was planning on heading to Cambodia and working my way around the region but ended up going to ...

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Finding Flow People

Wil Poi Spinning

Independent travel can sometimes be lonely and I have not yet developed the traveler’s mentality of being able to strike up a conversation with just anyone I see along the way (not that I haven’t made friends along the way). That being said, I seem to be drawn to a particular group of people, my people, flow artists.  Whether it’s ...

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Fruit From Around The World – The Mangosteen

A round purple fruit with a green stem, the Mangosteen is hands down, my favorite fruits in Southeast Asia (so far).   How to eat a Mangosteen For those of you whom aren’t familiar with mangosteen there is an easy way to access it’s edible fruit. First, grab the stem of the mangosteen, pulling it off with a twist. Next, ...

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A Day at the Erawan Waterfalls – Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Want to stay cool, surrounded by jungle? Erawan Waterfall is the place. Surrounded by lush, green jungle, this seven tier waterfall is a popular destination for Thais and foreigners a like. Getting to Erawan While there are many tour packages from Bangkok as well as buses from Kanchanaburi (you’ll see the signs all over the tourist area), I got to ...

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