An Itchy Feet on the Cheap Takeover
When I started this site over 6 years ago, I hadn’t even been to Asia. Now, I’ve been to over 10 Asian countries and lived in 2 of them. I love Asia. There is so much to see and do, so many attractions for travelers. The culture is incredibly unique from country to country. There was a time I thought Vietnam and China were similar. Not even close. If you are looking for an alternate view of Asia, this collection of tips and articles will help you plan a trip, or learn about the largest and most populous continent in the world.
This is a gallery of the food we ate in Myanmar. Some of it isn’t typical Burmese food, but I’ve decided to include it to give you guys an idea of what you can eat while traveling in Myanmar. Food in Myanmar is varied. You’ll see some Chinese dishes, some Indian dishes, and or course traditional Burmese food. I’ve also included drinks of Myanmar – mainly tea – Burma’s favorite drink. I’ve tried to provide information on where we had the food, and how much it cost.
Biking in Inle Lake was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Myanmar. The countryside is almost as beautiful as the lake itself. In this video, we explore the area around Inle Lake, and take a boat tour to various workshops and factories. We see how fabric is made out of lotus, how to extract silver, how to make wooden boats, and we sample some local cigars. If you are going to Myanmar, biking in Inle Lake is a must. The boat tour felt a bit fabricated, but you should definitely get out on the lake. It’s possible to do sunset tours, or just take the bicycle loop and cross the lake then.
My Tho is the closest Mekong Delta city to Ho Chi Minh City, so it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for a quick trip to the Mekong Delta. It’s possible to take a day tour here, but I feel that the small city is definitely worth a bit more of your time, and that heading there independently is a more rewarding experience.
Finding Vietnam’s best beach isn’t easy. When your country has over 3,500 kilometers of coastline, you need to set aside a lot of time for exploring. After being quite disappointed with the Cham Islands, Sara and I decided to book a week in Phu Quoc, so we could thoroughly explore Vietnam’s largest island, including its 150 km coastline.
Drinking beer in Myanmar usually happens at a beer garden. The Burmese head there when the sun goes down, ordering draft beers and BBQ or fried foods. The atmosphere is exciting. People are happy and sociable. Cigarette girls come around trying to sell packs of smokes. Kissing noises are heard, but only to attract the waiters. Premier League football is often playing on the TV, with the Burmese locals cheering on their favorite English team.
Inle Lake Photos
We arrived in Myanmar late at night. We flew into Yangon and then immediately transferred to Heho where we took a taxi to Nyaung Shwe, the town that acts as the jumping off point for Inle Lake. It was dark when we arrived. We had no idea what beauty surrounded us as we slept that night.
The Story – My Tho, Vietnam
I know how it goes.
I get on a bus, someone’s always late, we head out and I listen to people talk about how much they drank last night, everyone gets off the bus and piles onto a boat, we’re herded to various sites that are very much setup for tourists, I start to plan how I could secretly execute the loudest most obnoxious person on the tour, I get back on the bus and head back disappointed because I didn’t get a chance to execute that annoying person.