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How to save money for 5 months travel?

How to save money for 5 months travel?

2016 and 2017 have just been incredible. So much travel, so many flights. In fact I have been on so many different forms of transport its unbelievable. It has been a year of discovery that’s for sure. I’ve managed to tick a good few countries off the bucket list. Five months traveling around Southeast Asia : Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. Back to New Zealand for a couple of months to work and save up some more money,…

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Baby Carrots

Baby Carrots

Many things can go wrong when traveling. You may lose your phone, have your luggage stolen or God forbid you contract Malaria or Dengue Fever. Thankfully, travel insurance covers all of these tragic events but what it doesn’t cover, is when you choose the wrong people to travel with. As you travel, you will meet new people everywhere you go. Sometimes you will only know them for one night. Sometimes you’ll wish you only knew them one night. I’m not saying…

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Myanmar Travel Guide 2016

Myanmar Travel Guide 2016

As Myanmar rapidly grows with new areas opening up from the black zones and massive increases in tourism each year, it’s very hard to keep up to date with information. In this travel guide to Myanmar I will give you up to date travel information, exclusive travel tips, best sites to visit, some of my favorite places that I have eaten and much more.

Myanmar Transport

Myanmar Transport

So far Myanmar transport has proved difficult. Finding information about buses and trains seems to be a near impossible task. All tickets are written in Burmese and unless you have a basic understanding of the language there is little hope you will be able to match your ticket to your bus. Dropped off at the side of the road by taxi, we were left there unknowing if we were at the right pick up point or if the bus would…

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Bago and the Golden Rock

Bago and the Golden Rock

Leaving the pollution of Yangon in our tracks and traveling to Bago. The fresh air of the countryside provided a much-needed change of scenery. Farmers were working the lands the way it has been done for centuries with cows and water buffalo dragging ploughs through the vibrant green, waterlogged rice paddies that scatter the lands like a patchwork quilt. It was a rare occurrence to see a farmer using any kind of machinery. Bago is located 80 kilometers North East…

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Welcome to MyanMAD formally known as Myanmar

Welcome to MyanMAD formally known as Myanmar

My first impressions of Myanmar were well off my expectations. In the time leading up to leaving for wherever you may be travelling to, you see amazing photos of where you are going. They look incredible. Why don’t travel sites/magazines/agents etc show you some glorious beach with trash piled as high as sand-dunes? Well because they are selling you an illusion, a mirage in the desert. Would you want to go sunbathe on a beach like that? All that I…

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What to Pack for Southeast Asia

What to Pack for Southeast Asia

Not sure what to pack for your trip to Southeast Asia? Well before I list what I’m packing let me paint you a picture:  You are on the final leg of your 36 hour flight to the other side of the world. This included 2 stops to change planes along the way. And it’s been a long 36 hours. You probably got some shut-eye, but we all know you just never get a good sleep on a plane. Suddenly you…

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Well departure date will be here soon so I thought I would share a little of my itinerary for Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur. Coming to Kuala Lumpur is more or less an extended stop over to break up that long flight. Only spending a few days here as I am going to Myanmar as a priority to try and miss the monsoon season. Fingers crossed! I will be returning to Malaysia later in my travels. Myanmar (Burma) Traveling to Myanmar is…

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Almost time

Almost time

Although I have been in New Zealand for the past 2 years I have not really thought of it as travel.  Work has had a lot to say about that.  But now I have decided to quit my job, de-clutter my life and head off to Southeast Asia with nothing more than the bag on my back. Why now at the age of 29? Am I just bored with the same mundane Monday to Friday work? Maybe I’ve realized that…

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