Category Archive: Myanmar (Burma)

What not to wear to a Wat (or any other place of spiritual significance)

When traveling outside of the United States, the “must see” sites often include churches, temples, wats, mosques, cemeteries, and other locations of spiritual significance to the local population. When I first started traveling, I was pretty ignorant to dress expectations. I figured that I was dressed pretty modestly by Western standards, so it was OK. …

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Photo Focus – 13 Weeks in SE Asia Thus Far

Taking photos around the world is a huge reason why I enjoy traveling. In fact, I’d venture to say that it’s largely why I travel— for the chance to capture unique experiences and challenge myself to tell the story to those back at home. While I am no professional, I am constantly learning and (hopefully) …

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Travel Tips – How to save for your DREAM trip without really trying

Over the past year and a half since I quit my job and headed out on my first multi-month adventure, friends, coworkers, and family members have asked, “How do you do it?” This question is quite broad and it applies to various aspects of what I’ve been doing: how I saved money, how I quit …

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Reflections From a Week in Myanmar

A few months ago I would have been hard-pressed to locate Myanmar (previously Burma) on a map. The country has a long and complicated history that includes rising and falling monarchies, British colonization, conspiracy with the Japanese during WWII, the world’s longest running civil war, and a military junta that only recently began to adjust …

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Updated Facts: What you need to know before visiting Myanmar (Burma)

Before I jump in full-force, I should say that this post is different than my usual fare. While I normally aim to share anecdotal stories that I hope will make you laugh, the goal here is to share information that fellow travelers to Myanmar (Burma) may find helpful. Tourism is a newer venture for the …

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