2 day slow boat into Laos

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A two-day boat ride down the Mekong river into Laos?  What?  Mekong river? Boat?  Two days? Yes please! My journey started out in the sleepy Thailand village of Chiang Khong which was a precarious 6 hour drive from Chiang Mai.  The … Continued

Pai – Northern Thailand Paradise.

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What can I say about Pai that doesn’t sound like a broken record player?  Pai is a comfortable laid-back village nestled in the mountains of Northern Thailand.  People come for here for a couple of days and end up staying … Continued

Chiang Mai – Thailand is for eating.

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I have to admit I was a little concerned with coming to Chiang Mai.  I was afraid it might be a little too touristy for my liking but I was wrong!  Thailand has evolved so much since the last time I … Continued

Goodbye Myanmar!

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I really enjoyed Myanmar.  I am a bit sad that my Myanmar 28 day visa came to an end.  I wasn’t ready to leave.  For me, the country captured the quintessential essence of why I love to travel.  It inspired … Continued

Mawlamyine, Myanmar

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Mawlamyine is a riverside village where the author George Orwell once resided.  I would say it is not on most peoples trek in Myanmar but it has certainly been one of my favorites. It feels old and colonial.  There are plenty … Continued

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

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