Asia


Last updated: 03/17/17It is a bit unusual to come off of spending 3 weeks in one country to hit back in my European trend of spending 3 days in another.  Of course, when thinking of the size relativity of Hong Kong to its neighboring China, one could say I did incredibly wrong by China in comparison.  Still, 72 hours in Hong Kong allowed for a lot of quick site seeing, and a lot still to be missed. Hong Kong is Great for a Weekend...

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Last updated: 03/17/17It’s not uncommon for people traveling to Asia to have a layover in Hong Kong. The good news is, you don’t have to sit around and be bored! You can visit the Tian Tan Buddha, or Big Buddha- one of the many things to do in Hong Kong, located approximately 40 minutes to an hour away from the Hong Kong International Airport. First of all, get an Octopus Card. Not only will you be able transit, you can also buy food...

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Last updated: 03/1/17Traveling to Myanmar was more expensive than I had anticipated. While it is still a SE Asia destination, making it less expensive compared to Europe or Australia, but it wasn’t cheap like Thailand or the Philippines. To be honest, it was the accommodations that got me, and sadly, I don’t see the prices dropping anytime soon. If anything, prices will go up because Myanmar now has an over saturation of tourists. No...

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Last updated: 02/22/17After a terrible last three days in Myanmar thanks to food poisoning, I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. A light called “Inle Lake”, which happens to be the most awesome place in Myanmar! We booked a boat tour from our hotel, and only paid 10,000 Kyat ($10 CAD) for the entire day. This included a tour of the Indein Pagoda, which is optional. If you decide to opt out, the tour will only cost 7,000...

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Last updated: 02/26/17Myanmar is one of those places that is as magical as it looks in the photos. From the breathtaking view of the pagodas in Bagan, to the stunning scenery of Inle Lake, this is truly a photographer’s paradise. Many friends of mine who have visited Myanmar absolutely loved it. In fact, it is their number one favourite place they have ever travelled to. At least in South East Asia. With all the raving reviews, I was...

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Last updated: 02/19/17Karen and myself had planned on spending 11 days exploring Myanmar. Because we wanted to give Bagan and Inle Lake the proper time it deserves, we decided to dedicate only one day exploring Yangon. I felt like we made the right decision; though we missed the circle train that goes around the city. If you are short on time in Yangon, here is my suggestion on what to do and see: 1) Stay in a hostel or hotel close to...

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