Itinerary Planning

The Importance of Travel Insurance

10 Times You’ll Realise The Importance of Travel Insurance

The importance of travel insurance was at the forefront of my mind last week as I spent an entire morning trying to unravel my trip plans. I was supposed to fly off to the West coast of the USA and Mexico for a month when my mum fell and broke her leg. That injury in itself wasn’t life threatening but the post-operation complications she… Read more →

Here are 10 times you'll realise the importance of travel insurance from cancelling your trip to lost or damaged gadgets to injuring others.... Read more →
Myanmar Itinerary and Places to visit in Myanmar

Myanmar Itinerary – Places to Visit in Myanmar

In this article you will find out how to plan your Myanmar itinerary. At the end, I include a suggested: 7 days Myanmar itinerary 10 days Myanmar itinerary 2 weeks Myanmar itinerary 3 weeks Myanmar itinerary I’ll also give you a run down of the main places to visit in Myanmar, tips for getting visas, taking transport and booking accommodation in the… Read more →

How to plan your Myanmar itinerary including the main places to visit in Myanmar and suggested itineraries for 7 and 10 days and 2, 3 and 4 weeks in Myanmar... Read more →
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The Best Things to Do in Yangon

In this article you will find out the best things to do in Yangon, Myanmar, together with recommendations for where to eat and sleep. I’ve also created a map with Google maps showing all of the majors sights mentioned here. You’ll find that at the end. For many visitors, Yangon will be the first interaction they’ll have with Myanmar and it’s a… Read more →

Find out the best things to do in Yangon including a list and map of the sights, where to eat, where to sleep, recommended tours and day trips from the city... Read more →
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The Best Bagan Pagodas – Which Ones to See

There are thousands of Bagan pagodas – I know, because I’m pretty sure I saw them all. Ok, maybe not but swinging by almost 20 of them made it feel like I’d seen every pagoda that exists in the city. While it may have been exhausting at the time, it gave me a good basis for comparing the various temples. From… Read more →

Guide to the best Bagan Pagodas including the biggest, the best, some hidden temples and a local map to help you plan your sightseeing in Bagan.... Read more →
Things to Do in Bagan

Things to Do in Bagan – The Land of Pagodas

In this article you will find out the best things to do in Bagan, Myanmar – the land of pagodas… Once upon a time, Bagan was under a siege of development. Between the 11th and 13th centuries over 10,000 temples, pagodas and monastaries were built in the city. Today, around 2,000 of them still exist; all crammed into a 13… Read more →

A list of the best things to do in Bagan including temples, hot air balloon rides, hiking mount popa, sunrise, sunset, where to eat and where to stay.... Read more →
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Taking the Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

In this article you will find details of how to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay including booking your ticket, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.  There was no way I could go to Myanmar (formerly Burma) and not travel the road to Mandalay. Rudyard Kipling had all but… Read more →

How to take the boat from Bagan to Mandalay - booking tickets, what to expect on board, the sights along the way and a short video of the journey.... Read more →
Myanmar travel guide - know before you go

Myanmar Travel Guide – Know Before You Go

Looking for a Myanmar travel guide? Here’s everything you need to know before you go… Myanmar is unlike any other country in Southeast Asia. Having only opened up to tourism in recent years, infrastructure can be lacking and travel can be challenging but this won’t be the first Myanmar travel blog to tell you that travelling through Myanmar is totally worth it…. Read more →

The ultimate Myanmar travel guide with over 100 tips including costs, accommodation, getting around, food, culture, health and safety and sightseeing tips.... Read more →
Inle Lake Boat Tour

Inle Lake Tour – Things to Do in Inle Lake

Looking to take an Inle Lake tour? Here’s a review of the tour I took, things to do in Inle Lake, where I ate and where I stayed. As I watched the sun set over Inle Lake, I caught sight of a local fisherman who was expertly balanced at the back of his boat. In one graceful move, he raised a sinewy… Read more →

Ultimate guide to how to take an Inle Lake tour, the best things to do in Inle Lake Myanmar, what to see and where to stay, including Inle Lake photography.... Read more →
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard: Finding Wine in Thailand

Finding good wine in Thailand is a bit like trying to find a unicorn: elusive at best and, according to some, this mythical creature simply doesn’t even exist. And that was how I felt until I discovered Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. For weeks I’d travelled through Thailand, craving a glass of crisp, white wine. It’s the sunshine. Does it to… Read more →

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard in Thailand. Review of the grand tasting menu, new latitude wines, the food pairing, how to get there and where to stay in Hua Hin.... Read more →
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How to Get a Vietnam Visa

How to get a Vietnam visa used to be a pretty straightforward question – you had to get it in advance, from an embassy. Full stop. However, as tourism continues to increase, the Vietnamese government has begun to adapt. While this is great news because it introduces easier and sometimes cheaper ways to visit Vietnam, the entry rules and methods… Read more →

Find out how to get a vietnam visa - up to date info, cost comparison, official visa links and pros and cons of each way of applying for a Vietnam visa.... Read more →