Malaysia, Penang Island: a day spent in George Town

After landing in the early morning at Penang Airport, I ask for a bus to Georgetown. The bus stop is in front of the airport entrance and the ticket to the city costs 2 Ringgit ( 0,50$ ). The ride […]

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Cambodia, Kratie: home of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins

The small town of Kratie, roughly 315 km northeast of Phnom Penh,  sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province. We spent here one day on our way […]

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Myanmar, Shwedagon paya: the oldest pagoda in the world

Dominating Yangon’s skyline, the Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar’s most sacred religious site, said to hold hairs from the head of Buddha himself and the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the world. Located on the hill top of Singuttara, the Shwedagon Pagoda […]

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Myanmar, Mount Popa: home of 37 Nats spirits

Mount Popa is an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 meters, 50 km south of Bagan, which is believed to be home to the ‘’Nats’’, the ancient burmese animist spirits who have been worshipped all over Burma for many […]

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Myanmar, Mandalay surroundings: Mingun and Saigang

The ferryboat depart at 9 am from Myan Gyan Jetty  and it takes around 1 hour to get to Mingun cruising along the Irrawaddy River.  The boat trip ends in front of the remains of two giant guard lions crumbled […]

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Myanmar, Bagan: 2000 old temples over an amazing landscape

Bagan is the most famous archeological site of Myanmar and one of the most visited. Located on the east bank of Irrawaddy river, during the 12th century when the city was the capital of the first kingdom of Burma, it […]

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Myanmar, Mandalay: the ancient royal capital

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Mandaly is located on the bank of Irrawaddy River and is the second largest city in Myanmar. It was the royal capital of the last monarchy of Myanmar and unfortunately was badly damaged during fierce fighting in World War II. […]

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Myanmar, visiting Mandalay surroundings

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After haggling the price with a taxi driver, our day trip around the Mandaly surrounding start early in the morning. Only 30 minutes drive , the first stop is Amarapura, once Myanmar’s capital city and built by King Bodawpaya in 1783. Here is located […]

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Myanmar, Golden Rock’s visit: a holy shrine defying the gravity

Our trip through the ‘’Golden land‘’ begins with a visit of one of the three most sacred and revered sites in Myanmar, located on the top of Mount Kyaiktiyo at 1100 meters high, namely Kyaiktiyo Paya, better known as Golden […]

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