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We’ve got 10 days in Hoi An, Vietnam and I’m planning to do very little.  After two days here we have a good sense of the small town and village on the beach, so I...

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After 3 days in Hanoi, we’re starting to get a sense of the city, and hopefully its a indicator of good times to come in our total of 20 days in this country.  Here’s what...

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Temple fatigue After Ubud, Bagan, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Vientiane, and Luang Prabang, Alissa and I are suffering from what I like to call temple-fatigue.  We have seen and gone inside so many Hindu and Buddhist temples that...

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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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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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