Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, was even busier than normal during our visit because of the Cricket World Cup. Unfortunately this meant hotels were hard to come by and we had to cut our time in the city short. Day 1 – Monday, March 2, 2015 Our flight into Auckland arrived late, at almost 1am.…

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore has become a huge tourist destination and is a playground for people with money to spend on luxury and fine dining. Singapore would be a great place to live; where, while making money, you can take your time to slowly explore the city and all of the attractions it offers. For us, it was…

Inle Lake, Myanmar

There is something special about Inle Lake. The flat water reflects the white sky as fisherman float by delicately balanced on the stern of their boat. We were lucky to be able to join our new hiking friends to explore this beautiful region and some of its villages. Day 1 – Tuesday, February 24, 2015…

Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, Myanmar

Traveling through Southeast Asia without camping equipment didn’t give us too many opportunities for long hikes. In Kalaw we were able to arrange a hiking trip with homestays along the way. Finally we got to have a real adventure in Myanmar. Along the way we learned a lot and made some good friends with our…

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is one of the few places we’ve visited that lived up to its reputation. There is something surreal about bike riding down a dusty path and coming across forgotten temples which you can explore. The first temple we stopped at had a hidden stairway to the upper levels where we were given an amazing…

Yangon, Myanmar

Limits to visitors into the country until recently have kept Yangon more traditional than its counterparts in other Southeast Asian countries. The city is large and crowded, but locals dress in traditional longyis and thanaka.  Street food is plentiful and small tearooms spills out onto the street while there is a refreshing lack of chain…

Chiang Mai, Thailand (2015)

Not wanting to miss seeing one of our great friends who was traveling through Southeast Asia, we caught up with him in Chiang Mai.  Despite fond memories from a prior trip to Chiang Mai, this time through the region was a different experience as we had the privilege of tagging along with our friend and…