Rudyard Kipling wrote, “This is Burma. It will be quite unlike any land you know about.” More than a century later, Myanmar retains the ability to surprise and delight even the most world-weary travelers, all in a country where pious Buddhist monks are held in higher esteem than world-famous rock stars.
Since the world saw Angelina Jolie swinging through the ruined temples of Cambodia as Lara Croft, the country has been crawling with tourists eager to get a better look at the places made famous by the film. In recent years, Siem Reap, a town that is close to a huge complex of ancient Buddhist and …
Every travel naysayer believes their situation is special, that they can’t manage what someone else did for reason X, Y, or Z. And it’s not just travel. We all make excuses as to why we can’t do something we desire.
Wherever you go around the world, you’re most likely to use public transport at some point. Here in the Philippines, it’s a very different story....there has never been a “public” transport system to match that in the Philippines.
Walking on air is something that previously only gods could do. Or Criss Angel! Now you can too, with the glass bridges and platforms at some of China’s most famous – and highest – tourist attractions.
Shady people love to take advantage of tourists, and if you’re not careful, it’s easy to become a victim. Here are some of the most common travel scams around the world. As travelers, it is easy to think that we are smart enough to avoid getting ripped off. But, the truth is, it happens to the best of us. Including me!
I had heard about this Liebster Award through various mediums, including Facebook and Twitter, but had no idea what it was all about. Then I found I was nominated for the award by Malia, of Malia’s Passport.
“Rih Lake is the largest lake in Mizoram, but it is in Burma,” is a common saying of the Mizo people. In the far east of Myanmar, almost on the border with India, lies the heart-shaped lake that is known as Rih Dil.
While many independent travellers tend to shun organized tours, they are often hard to avoid. Many destinations (think the Galápagos Islands, a safari, Antarctica, or the Inca Trail) are hard to do without them.
The industry for combining volunteering with travel (or ‘voluntourism’) is booming. But the sector is controversial, accused of irresponsibly promoting the idea that tourists can make a real difference to development by spending a few weeks of their time at a project.