Myanmar is a gem of a country. Some of these gems appear in the wide open spaces, and others remain hidden by jungles, lost history, and untold tales. My ‘someday’ return will take me to those places farther from Yangon’s center. From art centers to Yangon's Secretariat Building to Bago's golden palaces and stupas, I was able to discover several gems close to home, and to return with a group of 50 students in tow. Here is your chance to witness Yangon's Golden Gems.
“Come with us. We’re going for tea,” the wife chimed in. I obliged and after sipping lahpet while sitting street side on plastic chairs, was taken on a whirlwind adventure throughout the Buddhist Temples and Monaseries of Myanmar - with plenty more tea stops along the way!
I have a sister in Sri Lanka. I haven’t known her long, my family and she have never met, but we are sisters nonetheless. We met onboard one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Here’s our story.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas From Myanmar to Malaysia and Singapore, I was bound for The Maldives Click here to read the story, find photos, and more!
A solo female traveler's journey though Bangladesh : From the Bustling streets of Dhaka to making monkey friends in the Sundarbans, and traipsing through tea gardens in Sylhet and Srimangal. Read the full stories at www.MissMaps.com
Attractive for many reasons, I’d put it on my list of must-sees, only after spotting stripes in the Sundarbans. 12 cups of tea later, this Northwestern city fought hard for spot #1 of must-sees in Bangladesh. Here's why...
This was my main reason for visiting Western Bangladesh : to attempt to catch a glimpse of a real, wild Bengali Tiger. Just as I thought I was to leave without ‘that prized moment’, I seized an opportunity and...
After an overly welcoming welcome to Bangladesh, I hopped aboard the infamous Rocket Steamer en route to the Sundarbans. It was time to prove : there's nothing fresh air, rolling waves, and a good night's rest can't cure. Especially when in good company.
Imagine You’re a female In a foreign land Traveling solo In need of help And your helper Keeps on helping Past the point of help... This is Dhaka Bangladesh
Already reluctant to travel solo to country #72, I questioned my own sanity time and time again in the moments leading up to the big flight. Incredibly, challenges I met were nothing like I'd anticipated. Take a look -