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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  

29 02, 2012

Thinking of you Burma rant

By | February 29th, 2012|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

                        Burma¬†(Myanmar) remains on my Top 3 favorite places I've traveled to (among the top 3 is India & Israel). It's not the type of favoring I typically have for a party central Greece or a culinary heaven France. It is more of a [...]

10 07, 2009

Angels in Burma – My last day.

By | July 10th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

I got up the usual around 7 am. Had breakfast at our hotel - Gypsy Inn. At every guesthouse you really feel at home. The owners greet you upon arrival, bring you fresh towels, and their wives and daughter/relatives will cook for you, sit on the patio and chat w you about your origin, help [...]

9 07, 2009

Trekking near Inle Lake

By | July 9th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Currently reading: Burmese Days by George Orwell I took my daily morning walk alone through the neighborhood. This time in search of an internet cafe. Found the one they recommended but it was down, so I sat in front listening to my ipod and burmese people-watched. Chad rented a bike for the day $1 and [...]

8 07, 2009

Beautiful Village – Inle Lake

By | July 8th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

Arrived at bus stop at 4 am in Inle Lake. The bus eventually filled up with locals so it became tedious but thankfully I got some rest. The bus driver got a taxi for us, a pickup truck with a tarp over it.. it's a common form of transportation here, as you'll usually see a [...]

7 07, 2009

Awoken by Monks Chanting & a rooster’s Calling

By | July 7th, 2009|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|

1000 kyat (burmese money), pronounced Chat = 1$ ---------------------------------- 2nd morning in Yangon, woke up around 5 am. It's the jetlag, but I love it, because I'm up at the crack of dawn and am ready for bed by 9 pm (never would happen back at home.. its more vice versa). I took a walk [...]