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Where to Stay in Myanmar

Traveling to Myanmar? Congratulations! You are in for a life-changing adventure. My mom and I recently visited and we found the entire journey much easier than anticipated. The country, culture and tourism is very accessible with friendly locals to help navigate along the way. My mom and I went to Myanmar via Thailand on a 10 day […]

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Spring in Paradise

Good morning Adventurers! Before I catch you up on all things fun and paradise, I would like to pay my respects to the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester, UK. I wish the community strength and peace from the bottom of my heart. It’s so hard to believe that terror is a reality, threatening our freedom […]

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The Long Neck Tribe of Inle Lake, Myanmar

When I visited Myanmar for the first time the diverse culture really left an impression on me. My mom and I were enamored by the spectrum of ethnic groups comprising Myanmar’s indigenous population. There is such a variety of people living closely together, converging different customs and traditions. A delightful encounter. When visiting Inle Lake we encountered the women […]

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The Intha People of Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake, Myanmar is worlds away from anything I’ve experienced before. Located near the Thai and China, this community nestled up in the mountains is extremely unique and self-sufficient. My mom and I saved Inle Lake for last because, due to restrictions, she had never reached this area when visiting in the 80s with my […]

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The Climate, Flora & Fauna of Myanmar

Myanmar has an absolutely amazing flora, with about 7000 plant species, that varies by geographical area, of which 1071 are endemic. About 43% of Myanmar’s total land area is under closed forests and another 30% under woodland. The forests of Myanmar are highly diverse and they go from the scrubby and thorny vegetation of central […]

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The Archaeological Zone of Bagan, Myanmar

When my mom and I arrived to Bagan, we were taken back by the quiet, peaceful vibes. The breathtaking beauty of the area aside, we felt inspired to explore. That kind of feeling when you just want to throw on the sneakers and roam. I would like to immediately advise anyone traveling to this area wear sun […]

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Bagan Sunrise

I’ll keep this brief because let’s be honest, it’s all about these pictures! Probably one of the most photographed destinations in the world, Bagan does not disappoint. My mom and I made a rookie mistake and traveled to Myanmar during Chinese New Year. We aware of this going in and embraced it. Silver lining, how […]

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Because Bagan {My Mom & Me in Myanmar}

After a well-deserved rest stop in Bangkok and then Yangon, we were ready to explore the many layers of Myanmar. We were Bagan bound and with Yangon is the main port of entry for tourists visiting Myanmar, we encountered many traveling on a similar journey. Yangon to Bagan to Inle Lake like us, or reverse, […]

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5 Fun Facts on Myanmar

My mom and I recently traveled to Myanmar for an adventure of a lifetime, a story my mom and I have named “My Mom & Me in Myanmar.” My mom had previously visited when the country was called Burma, about 35 years ago, always wanting to return. Myanmar has been high on my list since it’s travel boom a […]

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Bangkok in 1 day

The Myanmar adventure with my mom entailed a lot of flights. My mom took 11, I took nine. To start, we flew from NYC to Bangkok via Tokyo. After the 13 hour leg the 8 hour leg flew by. Before we knew it, we were in Bangkok and it was 11:30pm two days later. My […]

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