Mandalay City Trip Part 3 – Mingun and Mandalay Hill

Our first day of touring Amarapura, Inwa and Sagaing was a blast. We had tons of fun and had seen so much interesting sights. The following day, we then all met again after breakfast and had a short meeting about what we will visit. Mingun, Mandalay Hill, a wooden temple named Shwenandaw and the Royal […]

Mandalay City Trip Part 2 – Amarapura, Sagaing and Inwa

We then met with our driver that would take us to all Amarapura, Sagaing and Inwa that day and boarded his vehicle. The two travelers that we were traveling with were retired Japanese and they were surprised to see the pickup truck, they probably thought that we rented a real car. The great thing though […]

Mandalay City Trip Part 1 – Booking the Tour

After spending a few days of cycling around Bagan, we then went straight to Mandalay. We were contemplating on taking a ferry boat to Mandalay but opted to take the bus instead due to budget constraints. Getting to Mandalay is easy as you can buy your bus tickets directly from your guesthouses. Upon arriving to Mandalay […]

In Photos – The Colorful Bagan Market

I always try to visit the local markets in most towns and cities that I go to. I always find something unique and interesting in markets. The market in Bagan is probably one of my favorite markets in Southeast Asia. It’s colorful, somewhat clean and it’s very photogenic. We got to this market by chance when […]

In Photos – Life along the banks of Irrawaddy River

I’ve had the chance to explore not only some of the temples in Bagan but as well as three different areas on the banks of Irrawaddy River. The water was quite shallow when we were there but the locals say that it will swell up and will definitely look bigger during the monsoon season. Here […]

Top Five Things to Do in New Jersey

If you’re done visiting the must see places of New York and has a few more days to spare, then why not check out it’s neighboring state – New Jersey. New Jersey has a lot to offer when it comes to fun and entertainment. There’s a plethora of options for both individuals and group travelers. […]

Thank You Very Much – 5th Blog Anniversary

It’s such a huge blessing that this travel blog reached it’s 5th year. When I started making this blog, all I have with me was guts and hope that this blog will help me bring myself back on the road… and it did. This blog and with your support, I was able to travel continuously […]

In Photos – The Beautiful Temple Town of Bagan

Bagan is one of those places that I wished I could have stayed longer in. It was so laid back, I love the flavors of the local food, there’s not much vehicles and you could just cycle anywhere in town, the locals were so friendly and the whole town is incredibly beautiful. However the cost […]

Cycling at 4 AM in Bagan

After spending a few days in Nyaung Shwe (and Inle Lake) we went straight to Bagan via a direct bus that we booked from one of the travel agencies in town. The travel time was approximately eight hours since we left around 8 – 9 PM and arrived in Bagan at around 3 – 3:30AM. […]

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