Traveling for a long time means living minimalistic, right from the backpack and it gives you valuable lessons of taking care of importnant things and not spending too much on things you can’t use on the way. That means no souvenirs! Almost 🙂 Here are some of the best markets we’ve been in these months and are also appropriate for the ones with a tighter budget: 1.) Sunday night market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hands down, the best market in Asia 🙂 We were so excited about it after…

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!

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…