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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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Last updated: 02/15/17Traveling to Southeast Asia has been a welcomed transition for our trip. With such cheap prices, we can finally make up for our big financial loss during our time in the Middle East and Africa. Here is my complete spending breakdown in Singapore, Brunei, and Malaysia: One night in Singapore spending breakdown Aljunid@SG hostel – $13 USD Uber (I used it twice) – $15.77 USD ($22.29 SG) Total spending in Singapore:...

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Last updated: 02/7/17After a brutal 40 hour transit between South Africa and Brunei, Karen and myself finally made it to the peaceful and quiet city of Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei. Our initial impression was that the country seems very peaceful and quiet. We hired a taxi to take us to our hotel called Apek Utama, and booked a two nights stay. Because of exhaustion, we didn’t get a chance to explore the city until the next...

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Last updated: 02/7/17Visiting the Borneo Orangutan Sanctuary has been a long time dream of Karen’s. That’s why I promised her that one day, I will take her to the sanctuary so we can see these fuzzy apes together. One of the biggest reasons Karen wants to see orangutans is because she loves King Louie from Jungle Book. You know… the crazy ape in the movie! Anyways, during our backpacking adventure, we met a dutch couple who advised us...

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