Summer 2016 Travel through Myanmar and Thailand

Brief summary: During the summer of 2016 my buddy Dominik and I spent a month in Thailand and a month in Myanmar. During this trip we had to deal with a terrorist bombing, mudslide, earthquake and a wild cobra. Travelling and interacting with Myanmar people was something that cannot be captured by words or pictures. […]

Chiang Mai Loop – Thailand

Since our visa was up it was time to come back to Thailand and enjoy some fun and food..Trip ended September 20, 2016 Nothing says fun like cycads and botanical gardens This is the queens garden so it is pretty special This display was dedicated to plants that live exclusively on limestone Bromileads Water lotus […]

Inle Lake – Myanmar

Leaving Hsipaw we decided to soak up some cooler weather in Pyin Oo Lwin First stop was a botanical garden established by the British Of course the bug wrangler barely noticed the awesome bamboo If you look close enough you will find me Bamboo paradise Another fun picture Visiting a Buddhist carnival cave Watch out […]

Hsipaw – Myanmar

3hr bus and 7hr taxi then we are there Local girls Largest book in the world – Google it !!! Nothing says devotion like sparkles Very shiny Probably the worst toilet on the trip – located at a temple You there – i know you didn’t wash your hands after using that toilet Hotel room […]

Bagan – Myanmar

Headed to the land of temples Another long train ride – this station was impossible to find if not for Mr. Miyagi Morning at the market No chain businesses in this area Intricate brickwork Surreal landscape Ancient city was strong from 9th to 13th centuries Fun with Filters Some of the original stucco has remained […]

Pyay – Myanmar

~ 6 hours driving – not bad – train ride ~12 Shopping available on the train Waterfront properties Taking in the sights Rice farming Pagodas¬†are a common sight throughout the landscape At each road intersection people stand with a green or red flag letting the train know if it is clear. This guy is part […]

Yangon – Myanmar

Short flight or 19 hours on a bus. Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon Colorful character Obviously Buddha bathing and flower offerings Yesterdays offerings Temple scraps Yangon harbor – timeless Always TyFirst Safety shirt – check We decided to visit the National Park Leg-room was not offered on this bus At the entrance to the park cookies […]

Myeik-Myanmar

Kawthoung to Myeik overland – 11 hrs of epic adventure Bus terminal with tire-fire. Dominik and I have been though hundreds of local bus trips in nearly all conditions but this time we got off the bus before it left the terminal. ¬†It would have been physically and mentally impossible for us. Instead we took […]

Kaw Thoung – Myanmar

Getting from the island of Ko Yao Noi to the boarder of Myanmar Getting from Thailand to Myanmar Trustee transport ship Once we realized what we go ourselves into Heading out to sea!!! Super scary – and wet – the panic is clearly seen on Dominiks face Greeted on the mainland by the natives Sunset […]