Tag Archives: SE Asia

Retracing a Walk to Certain Death

Retracing a Walk to Certain Death

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. A few weeks before our visit to Cambodia, Pol Pot and the phrase Khmer Rouge did not mean much to me and I wouldn’t have thought to include them in the same breath as Hitler or Stalin. However, it is clear Pol Pot ... Read More »

Angkor Wat and More – Cambodia

Angkor Wat and More – Cambodia

I was looking for an appropriate quote to describe Angkor Wat and what it is like to see it in person, but I couldn’t find anything suitable. It is an amazing sight and one that makes you wonder how this type of structure was even possible to construct so long ago. We have seen some incredible temples and landscapes on ... Read More »

Long Boat Cruisin’ on Inle Lake

Long Boat Cruisin’ on Inle Lake

As we stated in a previous post, we booked our trip to Myanmar without any actual plans in place. We discussed making Myanmar part of our original itinerary and then it got dropped because we didn’t want to deal with the hassle of visa issues in advance of our departure from the U.S. However, while in Bali we realized Myanmar ... Read More »

You Went to a Winery? In Myanmar?

You Went to a Winery? In Myanmar?

Yes folks, you read that correctly. We went all the way to Myanmar to visit a winery, sort of. After arriving in Nyaung Shwe (near Inle Lake), we were feeling rather “templed out” from the previous four days in BaganΒ and found ourselves in search of an alternate activity. A quick search revealedΒ there was a winery nearby and we were sold! ... Read More »

Happy New Year and We Hit 100 Days on the Road!

Happy New Year and We Hit 100 Days on the Road!

We made it to 2015 AND passed 100 days on the road! While 2015 was inevitable, making it 100 days on the road was more of a challenge. We may have had a few arguments, which we figured would happen, but overall we feel pretty good. It is hard to believe we landed in Japan over three months ago! We ... Read More »

The Best Way To See Bagan

The Best Way To See Bagan

Bagan, Myanmar is easily one of the most picturesque cities we have ever visited. While it’s nearly impossible to visit the 3,100+ pagodas and temples in one trip, you can visit a number of them by renting e-bikes, bicycles or hiring a guide/driver. Walking is possible, but you won’t make it very far as the sights are spread out quite ... Read More »

Yangon Wake-up Call

Yangon Wake-up Call

We sat in our Yangon guesthouse thinking, “What the heck are we still doing here?” After four days in Yangon, the last two with basically no internet, we were questioning our decision on coming to Myanmar. Our first couple days in the city were busy with seeing pagodas and taking the circle train around town, but we weren’t digging the ... Read More »

Throw Momma From The (Yangon) Train

Throw Momma From The (Yangon) Train

When else could I work this 1980s movie title into a blog post? πŸ™‚ While in Yangon we decided we wanted to see more of the city, which our legs couldn’t get us to alone. After doing some quick research it was obvious the best and cheapest way to get around was to jump on the circle train. The Yangon ... Read More »

Myanmar: A Golden Country

Myanmar: A Golden Country

We have been in Myanmar for a few days now and have learned a couple things: it has absolutely stunning sites and weak wi-fi. We sort of expected the wi-fi issue, so it hasn’t been too big of a pain though. We would have liked to get a few more posts up, but they will just have to wait. πŸ™‚ ... Read More »

Top 5 Activities in Seoul, Korea

Top 5 Activities in Seoul, Korea

Visiting the Korea War Memorial Getting to the Korea War Memorial was on our list of places to visit in advance of our trip to Seoul. And the layout of the site and information we learned exceeded our expectations. I enjoy learning about world history (which I get from my Dad) and have always found war history to be fascinating. ... Read More »