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    9 Things To Know Before Travelling To Myanmar

    Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a country, which is rapidly becoming a very popular spot on many backpackers’ travel itineraries.

    Until recently, Myanmar has been isolated under a military dictatorship and therefore, has only in recent times been re-opened to the public. As a result, this country is a lot less touristy than its South East Asian counterparts and still retains its wonderful culture and charm, which is unfortunately, so quickly dissipating in other countries.

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    Postcards Home – Week 62

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    Since my last Postcards Home post (read it here) I’ve gone from the tranquil beaches of Koh Chang in Thailand to the manic, palm tree-laden streets of California – both exotic but both OH so different.

    I never expected to be nervous to travel somewhere which speaks the same language as myself and that, in general, is very similar to my home country.

    Nevertheless, as I waited to board my flight to LA, I was cacking it.

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    Postcards Home – Week 61

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    Our second week in Myanmar took us to a small town called Bagan. Due to its vast expanse of ancient temples sprinkled throughout the area’s bare terrain, Bagan is by far the most popular stop on every traveller’s Myanmar itinerary.

    If you’ve gawped at any of the jaw-dropping photos of the sunrise over the temples of Bagan on Insta, you’ll know why…

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    How to Travel Like a Local

    For me, travel is all about learning about and understanding different cultures as well as, seeing first hand how the locals of a country live.

    And what better way to achieve this than to travel like the locals do?

    Not only does travelling like a local benefit backpackers as they’re able to get a true taste of a culture but, it also contributes to the community and puts their money where it’s really needed.

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    Postcards Home – Week 60

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    After sadly having to wave goodbye to Vietnam, Lizzie and I flew back to Bangkok to venture up North to the hippie haven of Pai.

    Located 3/4 hours further North of Chiang Mai, Pai is a quaint backpacker town nestled in the hills of Northern Thailand and these days, is on every traveller’s ‘must visit’ list. During my first visit to Thailand in 2011, I’d never heard of this chilled-out spot however, come 2016, it’s all people rave on about regarding Thailand’s North.

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