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29 12, 2018

Bohemian Travel Guide to Inle Lake

By | December 29th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

Many travelers headed to Myanmar often miss Inle Lake. Many are eager to stop in the the more known attractions of Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay. While Bagan should absolutely be visited as well, I always tell friends that Inle Lake should be put as #1 priority on their Myanmar Travel Destination. Every since I stepped [...]

12 06, 2018

Inle Lake’s Best Sunset: La Rizière Buvette

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

Can I let you in on a little secret? Because I adore and appreciate all my readers so much, I want you to know where the most beautiful restaurant to watch sunset is in the world. First, you'll have to hop on a plane to Inle Lake in Myanmar from wherever you are. I know, [...]

8 02, 2018

Bamboo Delight Cooking Class, Inle Lake

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , |

Traveling to a destination is not complete until I take a cooking class in the town I arrive in. While visiting Inle Lake, Myanmar, which happens to be my favorite destination in the world, I decided to spend a morning taking a Cooking Class in Inle Lake with Bamboo Delight. There's no better way to [...]

3 02, 2018

Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: France, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential religious leaders of the world in the past century with his principle philosophy teachings of "Engaged Buddhism". Born in 1926, Thich is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who had a huge impact on the Anti-War Movement in the 1960's and 70's and continues to speak out against [...]

25 01, 2018

Merchant Art Hotel, Yangon

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , , , |

Landing in Myanmar (Burma) for the first time or simply after a long flight may be a bit intimidating at first, so it is best to book a comfortable hotel ahead of time for the first night. If you are landing in Yangon as most people do, there are 2 popular options on where to [...]

17 01, 2016

Published: Island of the Gods

By | January 17th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Bali, Indonesia|Tags: , , , , |

My Travel article as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition – Bali, Indonesia.

11 11, 2015

Best Cities to Visit in Myanmar

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: |

I made my first visit to Burma (aka Myanmar) in the summer of 2009, on a 1 month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. That was 3 years before the country had opened to the world as it was under 60 years of Military (basically Dictator) Rule. Sanctions were lifted in 2012 with Foreign Investments, Trade, [...]

10 11, 2015

Celebrating Victory in Myanmar!

By | November 10th, 2015|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Celebrating Victory in Myanmar this week!! Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins the election! "I am not free until my people are." -Pro-Democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San was the former leader of Myanmar in the 1940s who lead Burma to the independence from the British but was assassinated just 6 months before [...]

18 08, 2015

BURMA: Top Destination of 2015

By | August 18th, 2015|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , , |

My Travel Article on Where to go in Myanmar and Travel Tips. Published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition - http://j.mp/s15-myanmar.  

5 05, 2015

Room to Read Spring Benefit 5/6!

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Los Angeles, SE Asia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , |

      “If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.” Room to Read Gala ROOM TO READ's 5th Annual SPRING BENEFIT is happening tomorrow at a Private Estate in Beverly Hills! Last chance to purchase tickets to this fun & charitable fundraising event that goes towards building schools and [...]