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Before we headed Thailand, I heard a lot about how I MUST eat all the wonderful street food in every city we visit.  It’s true, it really is unique and often delicious, but the number...

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Who are the difference makers in Cambodia? I’ll give you a hint: It isn’t us. Voluntourism Alissa and I have been in Cambodia for the last two weeks, spending a good amount of time with...

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Then and Now The Burma Campaign of WWII was one of the harshest campaigns of the war, yet compared to other campaigns, it still remains vastly unknown.  During our three weeks in Myanmar, we explored...

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Rarely do places as hyped as Chiang Mai meet our expectations, but in this laid-back Northern Thailand city, we are just as in love with the place as everyone else we’ve talked to about it....

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Nearing the end of of our 3 weeks in Myanmar, we are a bit burnt out on temples and pagodas, but are curious enough about this one to stopover in Kinpun for a night on...

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One of the craziest parts of our three weeks in Myanmar was the traveling experiences on taxis, trains, and buses.  I have compiled a set of short stories about some of the crazier experiences we...

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“You’re not the Forgotten Army… Nobody’s ever heard of you.” Towards the end of 1943, the British/Indian Army in Burma(Myanmar now) was in pretty rough spirits.  Nearly two years had passed since the Japanese had...

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Myanmar Cheat Sheet

June 7, 2013

Not planning a trip to Myanmar any time soon?  Well no problem.  Just read this cheat sheet, and you’ll be able to fool anyone into thinking you’ve spent a month there.  – Dan The people...

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After another adventurous Myanmar overnight bus ride we have found ourselves in the center of country at one its most beautiful lakes, Inle Lake.  Our first day here we spent lounging around, recovering from the fast pace...

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We’ve enjoyed our time in Inle Lake, and have spent more time that we probably should have at our hotel, Golden Empress.  Its been nice to relax with the free wifi and free coffee and...

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