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Part 3: Exploring Bagan Temples in One Day

Exploring Bagan Temples in one day is possible – on a motorbike. Yep, you can rent a motorbike and go at your own pace! However, I’d still advise you to ask for a map from the hotel/hostel receptionist. And don’t just ride unprepared. The weather in Bagan is scorching hot

Part 2: Pagodas in Bagan That You Should Visit

These are the pagodas in Bagan that you should visit. You can read the first part of this series in the previous post. Today, I’ll be introducing you to another eight ancient temples that are either partly restored or still in ruins. I won’t bore you with the history of

Part 1: Temples in Bagan That You Should See

These are the 22 pagodas/temples in Bagan that you should see – if time permits. For many travelers, Bagan is just one of those places they’re passing by and for others, it’s a place they’ve been wanting to see all their life. For a few, it’s a place to stay

Galapagos Travel Tips

For many people, Galapagos is a dream destination that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. In our dreams everything is perfect, the trip runs smoothly, we get the best of the vacation and come home filled with amazing memories. In reality, things are a bit different. Mostly

Inside Palacio Nacional del Gobierno in Guadalajara

Going inside Palacio Nacional del Gobierno in Guadalajara is like time traveling. If the walls could talk, their stories can be worth a series of historical documentaries for Netflix or for television. I’ll be binge-watching it for sure. My friend and I had only a night stay in Guadalajara. Yes,

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is Really Beautiful

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is really beautiful. I mean, it won’t be called Jatiluwih if it’s not really stunning, right? I was told that “jati” means real, and “luwih” translates as beautiful or good. You see, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You might wonder why but when

Sandamuni Pagoda and a Jungle of White Stupas

Sandamuni Pagoda is surrounded by a jungle of white stupas built in a similar style. The moment I saw it while riding on a tuk-tuk, I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Looking from the outside gates, the soaring tiny spires of these pagodas beckoned any visitors or passersby.

Shwedagon Pagoda in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in the morning is a must-thing to do when you are in Yangon. Out of the many tourist attractions in the city, this is the only one worth getting up early before dawn. You’ve got to experience the absolute serenity of this sacred place before the crowd starts

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is Pure Bliss in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is pure bliss in the morning. Its serenity and the murmuring whispers of prayers are calming to the soul. At least that’s how I felt because I arrived there at 4:15 in the morning – earlier than most Buddhist worshippers. And way too earlier than most

Xitang at Night is Absolutely the Movie in Your Mind

Xitang at night is absolutely the movie in your mind. It’s the one you always see in Chinese soap operas, classic telenovelas, and films. On the night I arrived there, I wasted no time. I hurriedly checked into my hotel room, changed my t-shirt, and off I went to the

To Xitang – Where Mission Impossible 3 Was Shot

Xitang is an ancient water town where Mission Impossible 3 (Tom Cruise) was shot. I really didn’t know about it until a friend recommended this water village. And indeed, it never disappointed me. I love it there – and since I went there during off-peak season, the crowd was just
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