Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013 Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Peru 2014

Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima 2014

Peru 2014 Peru 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014

Cambodia and Burma July 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014 Cambodia and Burma 2014

Turkey 2012

Visiting Turkey; Istanbul and Ephesus in 2012

Turkey 2012 Turkey 2012

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok- 17 days July 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009 Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Morocco 2012

Morocco; Marrakech, Fez, Volubilis, Meknes and Casablanca in October of 2012

Morocco 2012 Morocco 2012

Japan 2011

Sushi, Shrines and Shinkansen; 8 Days in Tokyo and Kyoto in April 2011

Japan 2011 Japan 2011

Rome 2009

Mozzarella, Museums & Macchiato; A Week in Rome, October 2009

Rome 2009 Rome 2009

A Day on Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma); Ywama Market, In Dien, Ithtar Heritage House, and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

March 12, 2016
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  For our first full day on the lake we decided we wanted to be on the lake. This is not something we booked in advance so we spoke to the hotel, because basically there were no other options. They had a package boat tour for 30,000 kyat (about $30 at the time) for the day but it […]

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Inle Lake Resort, Myanmar (Burma)

February 21, 2016
Inle Resort view

After a couple of days exploring the temples of Bagan, we flew to Heho, the closest airport to our destination, Inle Lake. When researching Inle, the biggest decision seemed to be “where to stay?” There are dozens of lovely looking resorts around the lake, but did we want one closer to a town to have […]

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Visiting the Temples of Bagan Myanmar-Part 2

February 3, 2016
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You thought we were done with temples with the last post? Oh noooo…not yet. Not with over 2000 temples in Bagan. Don’t worry, we didn’t see all of them in our 2 days there, but here are a few more we visited and enjoyed. At the end of the first day, we walked over Shwesandaw […]

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Visiting the Temples in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)- Part 1

January 26, 2016
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Nobody warned me about the bats… All temples in Myanmar must be visited barefoot. It doesn’t matter how hot it is outside or how wet and slippery the marble tiles are, you are to leave your shoes at the entrance (or bottom of a temple you climb) or carry them with you. It also doesn’t […]

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Hotel Tharabar Gate and Dining out in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

January 9, 2016
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Because we arrived so early (7:30 am) in Bagan, we had two full days and two nights there. We’d hired a driver for our first day there ($35 for the day) and he picked us up at the airport and brought us first to our hotel, the Hotel Tharabar Gate. We were able to check […]

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Getting from Siem Reap to Burma, an Airport Hotel, and Yangon Airways

December 7, 2015
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As I mentioned in my intro post, getting from Siem Reap to Burma, and specifically Bagan where we wanted to go first, was a chore. When I was planning, there were no non stop flights between Siem Reap and anywhere in Burma. The only option was for us to fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok […]

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Koh Ker Treks and Guesthouse

November 30, 2015
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We spent the night up in Koh Ker and while we were there we did a tour with Koh Ker Treks. This organization is run by two PLF graduates from Koh Ker School, Dieb and Ty. They grew up in Koh Ker village among all the local ruins and know the area intimately. Before going […]

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Koh Ker School, Cambodia and the Ponheary Ly Foundation

September 19, 2015
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One of the reasons we came to Cambodia on this trip was to check in with the Ponheary Ly Foundation, a wonderful non-profit we’ve been involved with for many years now. In fact, you can read about our previous trips to Cambodia and the time we’ve spent with the PLF here; 2002 (when we first met […]

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