Since we’d done such little detailed research prior to this vacation, we were truly blown away by so many parts of our trip. Shwedagon Pagoda was the first of many times that we would be struck speechless by the beauty in this country.  Myanmar is still in the process of re-building and upgrading the infrastructure needed to handle the rapid growth and increased tourism it’s seen since 2011 (Channel NewsAsia had an informative documentary of this a while ago.  Link for the video is here.).  As such, the…

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. 🙂

Arriving into Yangon feels like stepping back in time. January is in the dry season and everything is dusty. This is a light, brownish-orange dust that gets kicked up by foot and road traffic, getting on your skin and giving you ‘tan lines’ made from a light coating on anything exposed. The sun is also bright and warm- it’s reaching the low 90’s, so I wonder how anyone could make it through the summers in SE Asia. It’s loud. Horns honking and big trucks rumbling along the road….

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…