This is our Myanmar all over experience in one movie. We took two day in Yangon, just relaxing and eating good food. We even went to the cinema and saw Fury, a war drama (I wanted to see John Wick but hey, let’s watch some tanks instead :D). I love Yangon. And Mic even tried fried crickets (not cockroaches, as I first thought). He says crunchy and sweet, eeeeew 🙂 Tomorrow Vietnam! Woop woop!

It’s been already 303 days?? Seems surreal, it’s like we were planning and packing only couple of weeks ago. But then again, even memory of Nepal seems to be a bit hazy by now We’ve been traveling from January, we’ve visited 6 countries, lost 15 valuable things, shared one deodorant for quite some time, met some beautiful people and seen some crazy things 🙂 More than 20.000 people is following our journey, most from Slovenia, USA, UK, Germany, Brasil and Australia, and were thankful to every one. We’re…

Ok, that’s a bit harsh. But i got your attention didn’t I? 🙂 Myanmar is beautiful country that can not be missed but let’s face it, we are struggling with our budget of 42€ (53 $)/day this month. And we’re not taking any massages, buying souvenirs or eating in nice restaurants. Myanmar just recently opened its borders again to travelers and is becoming a very popular destination not only for organized tours (majority of tourists) but also for younger people backpacking in Asia. Flights from Bangkok are not…

View of the morning clouds that are stuck in the valley. Hsipaw trekking.

You can read about the first and second part of our Hsipaw trekking. Because of the heavy rain at night we decided to spend one more day in this village, rest our sore legst and wait for the trail to dry. Just beside the monastery there is a 300-years old complex of pagodas which is just amazing. Imagine to have a miniature Bagan just for yourself, in the middle of nowhere! 500m away there is a small hill with big white pagoda where the main monk lives. It’s also a…

This is our second part of Hsipaw trekking. You can read the first one here. We ate black bees for dinner. Whaaaaat? Yes. With dinner of rice and a big bowl of soup from which everyone eats came the bees. Big black poisonous bees with larvae! They are some kind of a specialty and we were lucky to try them. I tried one of each and that was enough for me (the taste was ok but sight of the bees was scary!). Definitely the strangest dish of our Hsipaw…

We rented a motorbike (12.000 MMK or 10 eur, gas 1 l for 1000 MMK or 0,8 eur) and went on the roads of Mandalay. We saw the Gold Pounder’s district where they make gold leaves to put on the Buddha statues for good luck. And then we wanted to see the old capital of Inwa. But first thing’s first. Mic needed a haircut and a shave to avoid the production of those curls. We found a salon where we spent more than an hour (?!). He was…

Long but nice 🙂 We took a fancy overnight bus from Yangon to Mandalay and after a good morning nap in a clean room, we were off to discover the city. Of course, we wanted to walk. Sometimes we just don’t think straight and thankfully a small friendly local man convinced us to take the bicycles. And we were so happy he did. We did around 20 km, ate 3 times (mostly Shan noodles – a favorite), tried new words (a-loun beh-lauq ca-leh or how much is that…

When you come to a new country it’s easiest to notice which people’s habits are different from ours. So here are a few things I’ve noticed so far: – thanakha is yellow color from a special tree and people put it to their cheeks. It makes the skin cooler. Some are really creative and make different patterns like hearts. – betel nut is popular again. Hence the ugly red stains on the streets. And people spitting red, eeew. – most of the people wear a sarong loop. –…

Here we are! We made it to Myanmar without any problems, our visa (we applied via myanmarvisa.org) was waiting for us at the airport, we managed to get enough new dollars and kyats. We even used the ATM which works for foreigners. We managed to buy a nice camera lens in a very nice camera shop (there are plenty here, lenses have good prices, body is similar to the prices in Europe). Yangon is developing fast! But on the other hand, we’ve seen a lot of landline telephones…

You’re never going to believe it. We bought 4 airplane tickets in advance! 😀 We learned our lesson when we overpaid the plane to Padang and back so that’s why we sat down. Talked. And decided on a plan! 🙂 On sunday we’re going to Gili Air for a week, then to Flores and Komodo, and theeeeeen we fly to central part of Maluku islands! Yaaaaay! We tried to buy the ferry tickets to Banda islands of Maluku but there is no ferry (all 3 weeks, I guess…