Monthly Archives: July 2014

Dragon’s Back

I “saved” Dragon’s Back for the last day because I knew it would be my most memorable activity in Hong Kong. There was a risk though; almost every 12 hours three days prior to the hike I anxiously checked the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

I had my first taste of culture shock. Its thin layer coated my tongue and prevented me from enjoying the flavors of Hong Kong the first few days, but it quickly dissolved after indulging in the basics, or should I … Continue reading

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Hsipaw/Kyaukme (July 18-21): Our Final Days in Myanmar

Little did we know how much our morning would suck the next day, only to find ourselves slowly sinking deeper into a miserable undesired test of patience. Our train for Hsipaw departed at 5:45am, which meant we had to be … Continue reading

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Mandalay (July 16-17)

After extensive research in Bagan, I wished I came into Mandalay first and traveled south with Yangon being the final destination. Doing so would have allowed us to see Mrauk U and it would have provided us with more flight … Continue reading

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Bagan (July 13-15)

Next up on our list of Myanmar destinations was Bagan, the ancient kingdom I looked forward to the most while visiting Myanmar. Home to over 2,000 temples, stupas, and pagodas, Bagan houses the highest concentration of Buddhist monuments in the … Continue reading

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Inle Lake (July 12)

During my trek, I met Avi from Israel and Lyvia and Ivan from Switzerland. We agreed to share a boat the day after trekking for an all-day tour of Inle Lake, which cut down the cost and provided good company. … Continue reading

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Kalaw to Inle Lake (July 9-11)

It was a difficult decision but Chris and I decided to journey separately for the next 3 days and 2 nights due to his everlasting cough. Chris probably needed about three or even four more days to completely recover, and … Continue reading

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