Around the World, Asia, Bagan, Myanmar

[Bagan Wet Market – Bagan, Myanmar]

February 24, 2018

For everyone that says bike riding in Myanmar is super easy, that is incorrect. Bike riding through Myanmar is super easy for people that like to cycle. For someone like me where it’s been awhile, I’d say it’s okay. The main roads are daunting but riding around through the temples aren’t bad at all. Part I of the bike tour begins now!

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Around the World, Asia, Bagan, Myanmar

[Sunrise and Sunset Over Bagan – Bagan, Myanmar]

February 21, 2018

It’s time at last for the post I hope you’ve all been most looking forward to…a sunrise and a sunset in Bagan. 50% of our trip was based on us wanting to do this, especially in a country that’s been so closed off over the years, we most looked forward to seeing this. The city is best known for its history and a vast amount of temples, stupas, and pagodas. It was as magical as promised. People travel far and wide to catch a glimpse of the balloons rising up with the sun atop a perch and we weren’t disappointed. Our guide found us a spot where we watched the sunrise in total isolation.

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Around the World, Asia, Myanmar, Yangon

[Bogyoke Aung San Market – Yangon, Myanmar]

February 7, 2018

We love markets in any country but Yangon had an especial amount to offer. Deviating from the usual night market romp, we walked over to Bogyoke Aung San Market instead. Here you will find locals and tourists alike, if you’re not too hot, stop in any of the side streets leading up to it and sit in a tiny plastic stool for a hot evaporated milk laden tea, a la Burmese style.  Continue Reading…

Around the World, Asia, Myanmar, Yangon

[A Walk through Downtown Yangon – Yangon, Myanmar]

February 2, 2018

Sometimes the best experiences are when you wander through a town you don’t know. We were lucky enough to stop by HLA Day after our breakfast at Rangoon Tea House. I highly, highly encourage you to stop there, not only for the amazing and unique merchandise that all goes to a good cause but also because they have amazing free maps of downtown with graphic illustrations and easy walking paths.

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Around the World, Asia, Myanmar, Yangon

[Brunch Spotlight: Rangoon Tea House – Yangon, Myanmar]

January 28, 2018

It’s no secret I love brunch, I could brunch anywhere which means, of course, I brunched in Yangon. Yangon is a very cosmopolitan city, the different types of cuisine you can find throughout the country all converge here so there is seriously no lack of great food options. While we were here though we tried to eat some of what was considered the most popular local food.

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Around the World, Asia, Myanmar, Yangon

[A brief tour of Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon, Myanmar]

January 24, 2018

The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most beautiful pagodas in Southeast Asia. If you find yourself in Myanmar, I would put this near the top of your list. The pagoda is 2,500 years old and is believed to hold Buddha’s hair as well as other relics. We honestly shuttled around in Ubers our entire time in Yangon and loved it. It was an easy, clear way of communicating where you wanted to go and being able to ensure the money went to the driver as well as made it easy if you wanted to tip. Here are our top tips for visiting…

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Around the World, Asia, Singapore

[A Singapore Sling from the place that invented it… – Singapore]

January 16, 2018

Hi, this cocktail costs +$20 depending on current currency exchange rates. So if you’ve got 99 problems but filing for bankruptcy isn’t one then order a round of them. If Singapore wasn’t a long haul flight away and I could order a Singapore Sling much less a Strawberry Daiquiri or a poo poo platter of other fruity cocktails anytime, I probably wouldn’t so if you are uncool like me and allergic to fun…you should have the one and share it because hey, you’re there already!

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Around the World, Asia, Vietnam

[A walk from Hoan Kiem Lake – Hanoi, Vietnam]

January 10, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to chart a route in Hanoi because the streets are so small and windy. In fact we found a fun little bun place and it took us two more days to re-find it. I highly recommend taking a little jaunt around Hoan Kiem Lake, stopping and taking it in and then exploring the little areas around it that are filled with food and tea. This one is a bit of a loose guide but all things you could find in the area.

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Around the World, Asia, Vietnam

[Seven Street Foods to Eat in Hanoi – Hanoi, Vietnam]

January 6, 2018

We only had a few days in Hanoi and I really wanted to make the best of it so we decided that we’d do one of two tours this trip and make it a food tour. I booked this way ahead of time and I usually don’t like to do that outside of dinner reservations. Ben’s allergy means that a food tour is a perfect way to have not only a guide navigate the busy streets of Hanoi but also that someone else is responsible for a few hours…

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