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5 Unmissable Things to Do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Get ready to discover why we fell in love with this gorgeous area of Thailand and why it should be next on your list. Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand is a four hour train ride from Bangkok. When you step off that train, you’re welcomed — with open arms — into an entirely different world. …

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A Complete Bookish Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

I’ve been living in Ho Chi Minh City as a digital nomad for the past few months and have struggled with only one thing: finding books. Getting a decent hairdresser despite the language barrier is surprisingly achievable. Tracking down cheap local eats, easy peasy. Navigating the busy roads as a pedestrian, doable with practice. Finding …

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A Helpful Guide to Enjoying Life in Canggu, Bali

Canggu is unlike anywhere else in Bali; it’s the perfect balance of calm and chaos. Everywhere you go there is a buzz of excitement, but it’s not hard to find spots of tranquillity either. Whether you are looking to surf, shop, exercise, meditate, eat incredible food, work, party, relax, or simply scoot around and explore, …

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5 Best Book Cafes around East Asia

For so many of us, there’s nothing more soothing and warming than relaxing in a cosy cafe, nursing a coffee, and losing hours to a thrilling novel. There’s something about a cafe atmosphere that enhances the experience of reading, making a memory of the experience. And that goes double for book cafes. Explore East Asia’s …

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How to Get From Yangon to Bagan (Four Great Ways)

Yangon is an exciting city with streets full of colonial heritage buildings to explore and exciting culture to get stuck into. But when you’re done, most people head off to one of the greenest and most fascinating spots in the country, where you can hop from pagoda to pagoda, watch marionette shows and cruise along …

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How to Get From Mandalay to Bagan (the 5 Best Ways)

One of the most popular journeys to undertake as a traveller in Myanmar is the Mandalay to Bagan route . A historic journey which takes you from the old royal capital of Myanmar to the ancient city of Bagan. Along the way, visit a landscape dominated by pagodas and lush green rolling hills and mountains; …

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Where to Stay in Myanmar — Hotels, Hostels & Homestays

Myanmar (once known as Burma) is opening itself up to world travellers in a big way, and is fast becoming a dream destination for many people. It certainly was for me. During my adventure across Myanmar, I stayed at a fair few hotels, both big and small, and so here we’re going to look at …

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What to Wear in Myanmar (+ Backpacking List)

My trip to Myanmar was quite short notice, as most things seem to be these days. And I immediately found myself scouring the internet looking for what to wear in Myanmar, as well things to take and, naturally, I had just a few days to buy them. Despite the research, there were definitely some things …

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The Best Places to Visit in Myanmar (+ what to do there)

With the Aowadde river running through it, the gateway to the Delta and the ocean, Myanmar is a feast for those who love nature and fascinating, dynamic Asian cities. Let’s look at the history, culture, fashion, food, and the best places to visit in Myanmar. A British colony for over a hundred years, a battleground …

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10 Burmese Books to Read Before You Visit Myanmar

Myanmar, once and still more famously known as Burma, is a Southeast Asian country that has been marred by so much conflict, subject to colonial and military control, and is now attempting to find its feet (all the while still making some pretty horrific political moves). Once a British colony, Myanmar gained independence in 1948 …

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