We arrived in Myanmar without a lot of expectations. We didn’t read a lot as we wanted to get an own, genuine picture. We just saw a couple of great pictures of hot air balloons over Bagan. Now, after we spent 12 days in Myanmar we can tell – Myanmar is so much more than that. Watching sunrises on mountains, trying to communicate with lovely locals and chasing the balloons in Bagan. The following article will go beyond what we saw and showcases a great Myanmar Travel Route.
Having traveled in some Asian countries one of our highlights so far was taking the train in Sri Lanka. For people who do not travel regularly with it, it is far more than a cheap option to travel from one place to the other but it is joining Sri Lanka’s society. Besides trying all varieties of fresh fruit and deep-fried snacks you have a stunning view on Sri Lanka’s coastline or its even more impressive highlands. First, we were unsure whether the train is the best way of transport for us, as we have heard many stories of overcrowded trains and insecure journeys. In our case, we did not experience anything similar.
The country of Maya ruins, Mezcal and spicy Tacos is incredible. We ate delicious tacos stuffed with fresh avocado, surfed the waves in Puerto Escondido and explored the country with its spanish-speaking, indigenous inhabitants while Backpacking in Mexico.
Once you have arrived in Asia, you will see a lot (!) of Tuk Tuk’s. Also in Sri Lanka, the three-wheeled taxis are commonly used and you will see and hear them everywhere. As soon as you step out of the airport, you stroll through markets or you just try to cross the street, locals will try to pick you up by inviting you with a (sometimes friendly) “Tuk Tuk?” or “transport?”. Driving Tuk Tuk in Sri Lanka is fun and here you will get some advice to travel safe and cheap.
You are started planning your next trip? And somehow you feel that you would like to have central American soil beneath your feet? Mexico, Belize, Guatemala or Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Panama? Burritos, Tacos or Rice and Beans? If you think about What?, Where?, How?, When? or you just booked your flights and you now start with preparations for backpacking in central America, then the following blog post will help you. In the following post, we want to share some ideas, that will help you to prepare everything properly.