Inle Lake – Nyangshwe

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Inle Lake is a lilly pad lake in the middle of the mountains on the eastern side of Myanmar.  It is loaded with fishermen using the same fishing methods as their ancestors that involves chunking nets down the water and … Continued

Bagan, Myanmar – Land of the Temples

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Arrived in Bagan on the overnight train.  Bagan has a serious plethora of temples, pagodas, and monasteries.  If you like temples then this is your mecca.   I have never seen so many in my life.  It feels a bit … Continued

Made it to Myanmar.

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Made it to Yangon, Myanmar which is in the southern part of the country.  My first impression of Myanmar is everything that I hoped for and more. Beautiful golden temples peaking through the lush city canopy, monks strolling around in … Continued

Thai massages and Heading to Myanmar

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Well, I’m off to Myanmar which I am really excited about. I am a little sore from yesterday’s Thai massages.  After my 30 minute foot massage, I went back for round two. For those of you not on the UncommonGlobe facebook, … Continued

On stable ground in Thailand.

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I made it to Bangkok.  My last night in Kathmandu was a sleepless one. I was awoken by more earthquake tremors.  After doing my walking tour of the devastation around Kathmandu and seeing the war zone, my mind was racing.  … Continued

How to spot fake yelp and tripadvisor reviews

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Figured I would share a tip on how to spot real verses fake online reviews. With more and more businesses understanding the importance of online advertising, they are willing to spend money and try to bump up their reviews anyway possible.  These … Continued

Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp

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Perfect view of Everest.  Having a view of Everest this clear seemed very uncommon at this time of the year.  I took this photo from Kalla Phattar (18,373 feet).  This is a day hike from Gorak Shep which is the … Continued