A Trip To Myanmar - Naypyidaw

A Trip To Myanmar - Naypyidaw - A strange place called Naypyidaw

After spending three nights at Inle Lake we hopped onto a nightbus to the capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw. Naypyi — what? The capital of Myanmar is usually not on the bucket list of the typical Myanmar visitor and more often called an empty ghost town with huge deserted high ways than glittering city. Finding up-to-date information about the city is quite though...

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A Trip to Myanmar - Inle Lake

A Trip to Myanmar - Inle Lake - Floating around Inle Lake

After three days of walking from Kalaw to Inle Lake and having dust and dirt everywhere, arriving at our hostel (Song of Travel — Highly Recommended!) in Nyaung Shwe and taking off our shoes and enjoying a refreshing shower felt like heaven on earth. With an overwhelming Feeling of freshness, we planned our next days at Inle Lake. Of course besides the...

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A Trip to Myanmar - Hiking

A Trip to Myanmar - Hiking - Hiking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

After two nights in the ancient place of Bagan, we packed our bags again and hopped on a bus to the mountain town of Kalaw. Kalaw itself is less a destination on its own but usually used as starting point for hikes into the surrounding area. Our plan was to settle up in Kalaw and do a 3-day hike to...

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A Trip to Myanmar — Bagan

A Trip to Myanmar — Bagan

No trip to Myanmar is complete without visiting the famous temples of Bagan. Therefore, we booked tickets for an overnight bus from Yangon to Bagan and we were hoping for a safe ride and at least some sleep. The ride was actually surprisingly smooth (except that everybody had to leave the bus during a 30minute break). After roughly 8 hours,...

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A Trip to Myanmar - Yangon

A Trip to Myanmar - Yangon - Completed by golden pagodas and contaminated food

Straight from Siem Reap in Cambodia we went to the old capital of Myanmar — Yangon. Myanmar opened up for international visitors just recently and is not yet on the to-do list of the usual South East Asia tourist (give it one or two more years!). Therefore it offers a very unique and untouched atmosphere and culture, which makes it a fantastic...

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Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider in Siem Reap

Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider in Siem Reap - From the temples of Angkor to the clearing of land mines

After a surprisingly comfortable night bus ride with flat beds and lots of sleep, we hit Siem Reap in the early morning. After a small breakfast at our hostel, we were ready to explore the temples of Angkor. The temples of Angkor are one of the biggest religious monuments in the world. 1000 temples spread out in area of around...

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Soul Searching on the Cambodian coast

Soul Searching on the Cambodian coast - Unspoiled beaches and turqoise water in Ream National Park and Koh Rong

Stories about unspoiled beaches, bioluminescent plankton and hidden paradises are told about the Cambodian coast, obviously enough reasons that most Cambodian traveler want to go to the coast at some point. After spending two nights in Phnom Penh, I decided to take my shot and travel around 4 hours to the coast of Cambodia. While the coast is far less...

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