The most popular day trip from Bagan is the one and a half hour ride to Mount Popa. Not exactly the mountain itself, but the monastery sitting atop of a rocky cliff. Shared transportation anywhere from Bagan can be easily arranged, regardless if you wish to go to the Mount Popa National Park or to […]Read more "Popa Taungkalat Monastery, Mount Popa, Myanmar"
There are numerous ways to see at least a portion of more than two thousand pagodas of Bagan; you can either go via an expensive hot air balloon, an air-conditioned rented car, the classic horse-drawn carriage, the popular electric scooter or what they commonly called as an e-bike, but nothing says adventure than pedal power. […]Read more "Bicycle and Temples, Bagan, Myanmar"
I woke up to the sound of commotion, as the very comfortable JJ Express overnight bus service from Yangon slowly makes its way to Bagan bus terminal at five in the morning. The people running towards the bus are the taxi drivers waiting for passengers to take to either New Bagan, Old Bagan or Nyaung-U, […]Read more "Sunrise & Sunset at Bagan, Myanmar"
I have one week to experience Myanmar (Burma), a country which has been on my mind for years. Back when I was doing the whole South East Asia trip, I skipped Myanmar for irregularities in the visa process and knowing that I had to spend more for a day, possibly an equivalent of a week […]Read more "Yangon Circular Railway, Yangon, Myanmar"
A visit to Los Angeles is never complete without walking the boardwalk of Venice Beach. Expect to see the muscle boys, the mimes , the musicians, the jugglers, the jesters, a true microcosm of LA shall I say, the colorful, the unique, the absurd and everything in-between there is to find. I can only imagine […]Read more "Venice Beach & Santa Monica Pier, California, USA"
Returning back to work after my US trip, one of my colleague asked me if I have seen anyone famous. My response was, “No, but I have seen that Asian guy who occasionally pops up in Jimmy Kimmel videos, the one holding a cross telling everyone to repent because the end is near and the […]Read more "Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA"
If there is a primary reason to visit USA, it is the Grand Canyon. Do not doubt the exclamations or the superlative review on the web, the Grand Canyon is simply “Grand” and definitely America’s best. It is one of the place on Earth to surrender to the grandiosity of Nature, to feel small and […]Read more "The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA"