Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia's most enigmatic destinations. Long cut off from outsiders due to a military dictatorship from 1962 to 2011, Myanmar has only recently opened its doors for tourism on a broad scale. That makes now a great time to visit. This 10 day Myanmar itinerary is what we followed for our … Continue reading 10 Day Myanmar Itinerary
I'll never forget my first sip of lǎp’eq·ye tea on our first day in Myanmar. Decadent like Belgian hot chocolate, but with a distinct black tea flavor, the hot liquid sent an instant message from my mouth to my brain that THIS is the taste of heaven. Our local guide smiled knowingly in response to … Continue reading Exploring Ancient Myanmar
In the first season of the (hilarious) musical parody show Crazy Ex Girlfriend, there's a scene where the main character is so excited to have friends to invite to her party that she sings an overly peppy song with the simple lyrics, “I have friends, I definitely have friends!”. In the weeks leading up to … Continue reading Thailand Island Adventures: Phuket, Khao Sok and Krabi
It’s been a little over a year since Tim and I spent a week volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand, but it’s a week we still think about often. Over the past year we’ve been thrilled to see several of our friends also visit the ENP, and whenever we’ve heard that friends … Continue reading What Elephants Taught Me About Travel
A co-worker of mine recently asked me what I thought about Thailand for a honeymoon destination, as an alternative to the typical American Caribbean vacation. I told him Thailand is one of my all-time favorite countries so OF COURSE I would recommend it for a honeymoon. Thailand will expose you to a new culture, new … Continue reading Thailand in Two Weeks
Wildlife on our day trip to the Phi Phi Islands- fish and a monkey!
Scenes from Maya Beach. Very beautiful, and while Tim managed to make it look secluded, this last picture shows how crowded it truly was.