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Say What You Mean – Seoul, Korea

Our first two days in Korea were a total blur thanks to the trifecta of traveller’s stomach, jetlag, and too much soju. Eating well was a given from day one, even when my stomach was acting like it wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Welcome to Seoul! – Seoul, Korea

Is there any more intimate way to greet a new country and it’s people than by barfing all over the place and in public? Ask R cause that’s how he said ‘Nice to meet you’ to Korea. Maybe that’s not … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You On Your Way Out! – Yangon, Myanmar to Seoul, Korea (via Layover in KL, Malaysia)

So, we left Myanmar and had a 24-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, which has become a sort of base-camp for us in our SEA travels. We had reservations at our favorite hotel, we had plans to get our fill of … Continue reading

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A Note To Our Reader(s) – Myanmar

It has come to our attention that this blog is dragging on a bit. We set out to chronicle our ride for our family and friends and hoped that our experiences would also help touring cyclists with their own routes … Continue reading

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The Barf Phenomenon – Myanmar

I can’t believe that in all my smack-talk about the bus situation here in Myanmar, I have neglected to mention one of the most common occurrences of all: the barf phenomenon. I was a little worried the first time we … Continue reading

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The Best Bus in the Whole Country – Bagan to the Beach (via Yangon)

We were 0 for 7 in terms of bus rides in Myanmar. They were either too pricey (for what they were), too hot, too rickety, too crowded, or a combination of the above. We finally got our comeuppance in the … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Family In the World – Bagan, Myanmar

Something happened over the last few days that has changed my attitude towards Myanmar. We decided to come here (instead of the beachy Philippines or jungly Borneo) after every single traveler we met who had been here told us that … Continue reading

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Bagan: It’s as Good as They Say – Bagan, Myanmar

We had been warned about temple fatigue early in our trip: Bagan, arguably Myanmar’s #1 attraction, is all temples, all the time and we wouldn’t want to burn out before we got there. I am intimately aware of the phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Escape from Paradise – Pyin Oo Lwin to Bagan, via Mandalay

We left Pyin Oo Lwin via a very cramped pick-up truck for the two-hour ride down to Mandalay. R was all for taking the pick-up for soaking up local flavor, but I had my doubts, which were confirmed as soon … Continue reading

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We Wandered Off Again

Sorry for the lag in entries, for all our loyal readers (Nick!). We got all caught up in real life but we’ve got the photos and we wrote the blogs entries, so we’re going to keep chugging away at this … Continue reading

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