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  • Lake views
    Myanmar

    Inle Lake

    In Inle Lake we had reached the promised land. Sure, the power went out all over town for hours at a time, taking with it the hot water and wifi. But we were in…

    February 10, 2016
  • Post sunrise
    Deep Cuts Music Myanmar

    Sunrise

    The monotone, sing-song of a monk reading rang through the early morning darkness. A crowd of people spoke in hushed tones, pacing this way and that atop the temple, looking for the prime photo-taking…

    February 5, 2016
  • This is a picture, not a painting
    Myanmar

    Bagan

    Yangon had been interesting (and enlightening) but Mel and I were over big city life and ready for a change of pace, so we took a night bus for Bagan; the crown jewel of…

    February 5, 2016
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    Myanmar

    Exploring Yangon

    By our second day we’d regained some energy and were ready to explore the temples and pagodas of Yangon. We started with a small temple that was walking distance from our hotel. There were…

    February 4, 2016
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    Myanmar

    Myanmar: Day 1

    Myanmar is unlike any place I’ve ever been or imagined. It’s dirty and strange, but so beautiful in a raw sort of way – a bit like stepping back in time. Thirty minutes to be…

    February 4, 2016
  • The survivors (and thaaaaanks a lot for the gnarly face Izz…)
    Thailand

    The Way (of the Road) to Pai

    If this post had a subtitle it would be “A Lesson in Scooting Within Your Abilities.” I’ll say it plainly: scooting along this road is the Olympics of scooting. If you were attempting to…

    February 3, 2016
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    Thailand

    Day 1: Thailand

    My last morning in Vietnam, I hugged Melanie goodbye (but not for good!), hopped in a cab and was off for Thailand. Bangkok is everything to the utmost – the biggest, loudest, wildest. It’s…

    February 2, 2016
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    Vietnam

    Pros/Cons: Vietnam

    Vietnam is one of my absolute favorite countries I’ve visited… and I did NOT see that coming. Cons: People: I’m about to break my own constant for all of my previous pro/con lists. I’m…

    February 1, 2016