I had a pretty bad night’s sleep. The people in my dorm were being really loud for hours and kept lights on forever. Gotta love hostel life! (Most of the time it’s fine, just sometimes you get unlucky.) In any case, I woke up at 5:30 for sunrise. Hannah and I went to the e-bike … More 2/9/18: Scooter Fail
I woke up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep. I went downstairs to get breakfast. I wasn’t sure what it would be, but I just crossed my fingers that there would be something that I could eat. It turned out to be toast, eggs, and fruit. The toast had some butter on it, but … More 2/8/18: Barefoot in Bagan
Today was a really hard day as a vegan. It started in the morning when I got a strawberry juice from a local restaurant. I tried my best to communicate that I wanted no milk or sugar, but the waiter didn’t understand English. The juice arrived. It was made with condensed milk. I felt bad … More 2/7/18: Am I Vegan Anymore?
Today I answer your questions on travel: what I’ve learned about myself, how I saved enough money to travel, and what the hell I’m going to do once I’m done traveling. Listen on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play Questions I answer (in order): Do I miss regular life? Top 5 moments of travel so far? Are you moving … More #73: What Am I Going To Do Once I’m Done Traveling?
You’ll see: Red stains on the pavement, a manifestation of the nation’s addiction to paan Endless trails of trash Cows, elephants, stray dogs People piled on backs of trucks like cargo You’ll smell: Diesel spewing from the back of trucks Fires still burning from the night before The slightly minty, stale smell of paan You’ll hear: … More What It’s Like To Run In Myanmar
Today we make our way to Bagan via Pyay. There are no direct buses from Ngapali to Bagan, so we have to do Ngapali –> Pyay –> Bagan. The first bus of the day is an old Japanese preschool bus.There are a LOT of imported used Japanese buses/trucks here. It’s strange but also kind of … More 2/6/18: The Only Two Tourists in Pyay
This is my second “how much I spent while traveling” post. The first one was a few weeks ago in Thailand. Let me know how you like these, and if you have any suggestions for how to make them better! Breakfast: Free (toast & fruit) Most hotels/hostels in Myanmar offer free breakfast. It’s usually pretty simple … More 2/5/18: How Much I Spent Today In Myanmar
I woke up feeling ok after having spent the last couple of days dealing with stomach issues. After a breakfast of toast, banana, jam, and some random Burmese sweets, Hannah and I went to go meet our snorkeling guy Tun Tun. It was just the two of us on the boat– we went around to … More 2/4/18: Another Weird Stomach Bug
We arrived in Ngapali at 5 am. The bus dropped us off close to our guest house, thank god. We were worried about what we were going to do if we got dropped off in an area with no taxis in the middle of the night. We went to the front desk and told the … More 2/3/18: Most Beautiful Beach of My Life
I somehow made an error in scheduling and released the post for 2/2/18 before 2/1/18… so this one is a bit out of order. Sorry! Today was… one of those days. Sometimes I do nothing. I woke up, hungover as all hell, and laid in bed all morning. It was a good reminder that liquor … More 2/1/18: Sometimes I Do Nothing