28 days in Myanmar: route and advice

Myanmar, previously Burma, was my favourite country to travel around in South East Asia. I met some of the kindest, most generous people I've ever met - which was made even more special since many less people speak English than in countries like Thailand and Vietnam. Everyone was really excited to see me (by and … Continue reading 28 days in Myanmar: route and advice

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Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

“Have you done the tour?” “Are you going on the tour?” “How did you find the tour?” Everyone* who goes to Hpa-An stays at Soe Brothers, and everyone* who stays at Soe Brothers goes on the tour. It’s a full day of temples, caves, lakes and pools, and at only 5,000 kyat each is a … Continue reading Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

I got on the bus from Chiang Mai at 8.30am and, not to brag, I was feeling pretty good about myself. I'd walked from my hostel without checking the map, I'd bought snacks before the bus, and after the first stop nobody sat next to me. I sprawled across my double seats, and thought about how … Continue reading The road to hell is paved with good intentions