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Full day boat trip: Inle Lake, Myanmar

It was supposed to be a perfect day far away from tourists.  I read so much about Inle lake. That it is beautiful, wonderful, interesting, but… very touristy. I wanted so much to see it differently. Somewhere in the internet I found a contact to a local guy who rented boats, who is willing to take people to less popular ...

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Bandung and Kawah Putih Volcano, Indonesia

The trip by train from Jakarta was amazing. We left early in the morning, took the cheapest seats by the window. Renato was falling asleep, but I couldn’t stop staring out the window. The incredibly intense green of the grass and rice fields mixed with dark red of dirt and brown color of palm trees. The people were working on ...

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Disappointing beginnings of the Inle Lake

Inle Lake was supposed to be amazing. I had read about this place a lot and I knew it’s one of the most touristy places in Myanmar and I wanted to avoid the commercial side of it. Did I manage? Not really, but still, it was amazing. The beginning was rather unpleasant. First of all, the long all night trip ...

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Motorbike trip in Chiang Mai, Thailand

As you might know from our previous article about Chiang Mai, there were many things we didn’t do there… We didn’t really find a good, trustworthy travel agency to do some rafting or trekking and I couldn’t decide which elephant santuary is reliable. Almost every street in the old town of Chiang Mai has some offices selling different tours and ...

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Mawlamyine: first impressions from Myanmar

The first thought: it feels like India! A huge chaos on the road, cows wandering around, lots of stray dogs, it’s dirty, the rubbish is absolutely everywhere, darker faces, bigger religious diversity, guys are wearing traditional “dresses”. After three months in south-east Asia we are happy this country feels a bit different. The road from the border to Mawlamyine  wasn’t ...

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Things we didn’t do in Chiang Mai

We were back in Thailand, in the first country that we visited during this trip, 3 or 4 month ago. Only now we realized how developed, when compared to Laos or Cambodia, Thailand is, how well tourism organized is, how many restaurants with westerner food, and supermarkets with imported goods there are. After three weeks in Laos we felt like ...

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A week in Vientiane, Laos

We spent quite a lot of time in Vientiane, as we got stuck waiting for our visas to Myanmar. We got there on Thursday afternoon, so on Friday early in the morning we rented two bicycles and went to the embassy. It turned out, though, that there was some holiday and the embassy was closed, which meant for us that ...

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Birthday chill out in Nong Khiaw, Laos

Even in the guide you will find that the main attraction of this town is a walk through the bridge and admiring the wooden houses along the river. We went there with an intention of resting (not that we were very tired after Muang Ngoi), working on the blog and getting some cash, as in the previous village there was ...

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A trip back in time: Muang Ngoi, Laos

A village with practically one road, although it’s hard to call it a road. It more of a wide path, not paved, not even with some gravel. But they don’t need a road, as the village is not connected with any other city. You can get here only by boat. It’s a peace oasis, a place that hasn’t changed much ...

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