When friends and family tell me they’ve never traveled to Asia before, I typically recommend Thailand as their first stop. It’s a great introductory country to the region because it will likely cause little or no culture shock for Westerns. Tourism has been a huge part of Thailand for years, which makes some of the most Read Post
After traveling for nearly a year, Tara and I seem to have found a perfect balance between going on our own and hiring a guide/tour to take us around. The benefits of both (you pay a premium for knowledge and access with a tour, but it also means giving up freedom and flexibility) keep us Read Post
This is what it is like to be on the top of Kyauktalon Taung, a limestone mountain near Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
This is what Win Sein Taw Ya (aka Buddha Park) looks like. It has a 90-year-old unfinished reclining Buddha that is nearly 600 feet long (the largest in the world). The statue was enormous and inside the enormous cement body was dioramas of the teachings of Buddha with captions in Burmese. It was amazing to Read Post
A walking tour around Shwedagon Pagoda, a gilded pagoda and stupa located in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma).