Yangon, Burma

I awoke before the first dawn of the year to fly back to Yangon (known as Rangoon in its previous incarnation), Burma’s largest city and its capital.  The taxi driver pulled up to the curb and pointed up to a fourth story window.  On a small sign was written the name of the hostel where I’d … More Yangon, Burma

Bagan, Burma

Over a patchwork of green fields and red earth, flying from Heho to Nyaung U was a quick half-hour jaunt.  Upon landing, the 25,000 kyat or about 18 dollar archeological zone fee required of all foreigners took me aback even though I’d known it was coming.  Beyond feeling the sticker shock, I doubted much of the fee actually went towards the upkeep of … More Bagan, Burma

Inle Lake, Burma

Mingalabar from Burma!  This new adventure has been particularly special for me.  Bear with me while I explain some back story.  Exactly one year ago I took my first solo trip and stayed at a hostel for the first time in San Francisco.  Only a small collection of travelers were present, many of whom were not … More Inle Lake, Burma