Balloons Over Bagan is not an experience that will leave you feeling deflated (very punny, I know). On Day 3 of our 8 day Myanmar trek, we started early at 5am for our 5:30am bus pickup for a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the “Valley of the Hidden Temples” (as our friend Carlos Gomez described Bagan). We arrived to coffee and cookies and soon got to know the 14 other travelers who would join us with our pilot. It was a large balloon basket – it wasn’t…

……So we finally decided to post ALL of the Myanmar photos to Flickr all at once.  Bruce has promised to sort them by Day-of-the-Trip albums, but for now it’s all in one big blob of photos.  We did three rounds of edits to these babies to rotate, crop, adjust and delete but we had almost 3000 photos to start.  I know there is still room for improvement in these that we’ve posted, but hey, we couldn’t wait forever…. We’d already waited for over a month! Plus, all of…

We went to Myanmar (Burma) during Chinese New Year almost a month ago. It’s a long time coming, and here is the awesome video Emily made to showcase this awesome country and our little Burmese adventure: Escape to Myanmar [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU4OeYbKAN0&feature=youtu.be&w=640] More posts with stories and pictures to come…. one day…. And make sure to watch the outtakes at the end! Thanks also to Omar for convincing us to make the movie available on mobile. 🙂

Recently my hubs and I took a ‘trip of a lifetime’ to the SE Asian country of Myanmar (same thing as Burma). In planning our vacation, we did just enough research on Myanmar to know roughly where we’d like to visit and what types of activities we’d like to do. We had only a few weeks to plan, so we enlisted the help of a travel company called Remote Lands, a group highly recommended by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine (and many others). Remote Lands is one of those…