With the surrounding mountains, the fast flowing river and the perfect blue sky, the view of Punakha Dzong from afar is arguably the closest to a post-card perfect image that Bhutan has to offer. Strategically located at the confluence of the Pho Chu River (Father River) and Mo Chu River (Mother River), it can be […]Read more "Punakha, Bhutan (Punakha Dzong)"
Home to about 100,000 residents, including the Royal family, Thimphu, the largest and the capital city of Bhutan has to be one of the most interesting city in the world. Situated at an elevation of 2,320m, at the western central of Bhutan, Thimphu defies the typical expectation of what a city is supposed to be. […]Read more "Thimphu, Bhutan (The Capital City)"
For my second day in Thimphu, we are supposed to do the usual Tango/Cheri Monastery Hike as written on our pre-arranged itinerary , but it seems that my guide Namgay has something else in mind. Instead of doing the usual round, he suggested for us to visit a different monastery and take a different route […]Read more "Thimphu, Bhutan (Changangkha Lhakang, Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park)"
2016 is quite an uneventful year for me- I travel less, I blog less, I work more, I sleep more, I worry more. I was stuck in a daily grind of living or not living at all, that I basically forgot somehow the things that I used to enjoy and find myself often in moments […]Read more "Thimphu, Bhutan (National Memorial Chorten, Thimphu Dzong)"
Myanmar’s most important religious site and the primary reason to visit Yangon, The Shwedagon Pagoda. It is not an exaggeration to praise its grandeur and to shout its magnificence, for it is a remarkable experience to stand in front of the giant 99-meters tall stupa adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf and thousand […]Read more "The Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar"
Another over-night bus trip from Nyaung Shwe/Inle Lake brings me back to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar and almost at the completion of my one week trip. I stayed in Yangon for one more night before catching my departing flight the next day, enough one whole day to at least see parts of the […]Read more "Downtown Yangon and Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Myanmar"
A day hike at the surrounding valleys of Nyaung Shwe and Inle Lake is a must, specifically for someone like me who doesn’t have the luxury of time to do the popular 3-days Kalaw to Inle Lake trek. With the help of Fiona from Song of Travel hostel , a hike at a reasonable price […]Read more "Day Hike at Inle Lake, Myanmar"