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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 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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    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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    Postcards Home – Week 59

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    Last week’s escapades led us to the capital of Vietnam – Hanoi.

    Renowned for its insane amount of traffic, scrumptious street food and 12p pints of beer, we were excited to head back into the big smoke for a couple of nights.

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    Postcards Home – Week 58

    To my dearest friends, family and fellow culture cravers,

    Since our adventurous first week in Vietnam (read about it here), the fun has only continued. After Hoi An we caught the train along the Hai Van Pass to Hue.

    The Hai Van Pass has been voted one of the most jaw-dropping stretches of road in Vietnam. Treating you to alcoves of deserted golden beaches, stretches of rolling green jungle and a fair few hair-raising vertical drops, a lot of backpackers choose to travel this route on a motorbike over a couple of days.

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