Myanmar

My Favorite Things

Have you ever arrived somewhere that you'd never visited before and immediately felt as if you had come home? Though I'd been lucky enough to have visited numerous countries over six continents, including living abroad for several years, it wasn't until I touched ground in Southeast Asia that I immediately felt a special, intangible connection [...]

By |2019-10-08T23:29:04+00:00October 8th, 2019|Borneo, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam|

Foodie Adventures & Cooking Classes

Up until fairly recently, travelers to Southeast Asia were nervous about eating unfamiliar foods. Those days are long gone! Nowadays just about everyone wants the opportunity to experience street food and local delicacies. Even people who are hesitant to try street food are still excited to learn about exotic spices, unfamiliar produce and Southeast Asian cooking techniques. Eating [...]

By |2017-11-10T21:22:54+00:00November 10th, 2017|Adventure, Cambodia, Culture, Food, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

How To Get Trip That You Want

There are lots of tour companies that offer generic trips to Southeast Asia, hitting the most frequently visited highlights of each country. These trips typically include motorcoach touring with a large group of people. On the plus side motorcoach tours may cost a little less. On the other hand, the included hotels aren't always in the most [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:26+00:00August 6th, 2017|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Fun Facts & Tidbits

There's lots to learn about history, customs, etc. when visiting the countries of Southeast Asia. But, sometimes it's the miscellaneous fun facts that are most interesting. Here are some random bits of Southeast Asia trivia: Myanmar is the highest per capita consumer of onions in the entire world. The Burmese people love their onions! The Mekong River, which flows [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:27+00:00April 19th, 2017|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Generosity and Happiness

For the third year in a row (2016) the country of Myanmar has been honored as the most generous country in the world, by the Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index. What's so remarkable about this designation is that Myanmar is a newly developing country. Many of its people are still struggling with the aftermath of [...]

By |2019-03-26T21:26:27+00:00October 29th, 2016|Culture, Myanmar, News, Vietnam|