Town life and Getting around – Last hours in Bagan (Myanmar 5/10)

Seeing all these temples and walking around since 5 am made us quite hungry. Our search for lunch brought us into Old Bagan city for the first time. It was filled with villagers who had set up a tent city for a major festival that was in a few days. Tents were everywhere, complete with makeshift kitchens, kids and … Continue reading Town life and Getting around – Last hours in Bagan (Myanmar 5/10)

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Numbers game – Bartering (Myanmar 4/10)

Although we didn't buy the laquerware from that really nice salesman, the things we did buy required a lot of bartering to get a good price.  At first we sucked at it, but as time went on I got the hang of it and it become kind of fun. Our first experience was getting off the airplane and … Continue reading Numbers game – Bartering (Myanmar 4/10)

A day in the Lake – Inle Lake’s allure (Myanmar 7/10)

The lake tour was probably the most touristy experience we had in Myanmar. On the other hand though, it offered us a glimpse of life that we couldn't have otherwise accessed. Our tour guide's name was Mo-mar (or something similar) and she was a self-proclaimed mother and wife for a family in a town up … Continue reading A day in the Lake – Inle Lake’s allure (Myanmar 7/10)

4am and not a bed in sight – Arriving at Inle Lake (Myanmar 6/10)

After Bagan, coming to Inle Lake was quite a change. We were abruptly awoken at 4 am on our night bus to let us know we had arrived.  It was pitch black and not a person was around besides the passengers. A lone tuktuk was waiting to shuttle tourists to their hotels for the night. … Continue reading 4am and not a bed in sight – Arriving at Inle Lake (Myanmar 6/10)