No way this is real – Sunrise over Bagan (Myanmar 1/10)

I've been up for 17 hours today, and it's only 8:30. One day in Bagan has felt like a week. First, we woke up at 4:30 am in order to catch the famed sunrise perched above one of thousands of pagodas. We met Mr. Cho, an E-bike renter, in our hotel at 5 to get our … Continue reading No way this is real – Sunrise over Bagan (Myanmar 1/10)

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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)