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. Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Golden Field Trips
“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! Continue reading Life in Yangon, Myanmar : Touring With the Tea Couple
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. Continue reading Sri Lankan Soul Sisters : The Train From Ella to Kandy
‘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! Continue reading Twas the Night After Christmas
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 http://www.MissMaps.com Continue reading Miss Maps Bangladesh : The VIDEO
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… Continue reading Sylhet Bangladesh : TukTuks, Tea, Treks, and Treasured Friends
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… Continue reading Mongla Bangladesh – Part 2 : Stripes in the Sundarbans
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. Continue reading Life Aboard Bangladesh’s Rocket Steamer Ship
You’re a female
In a foreign land
In need of help
And your helper
Keeps on helping
Past the point of help…
This is Dhaka Bangladesh Continue reading Dhaka Bangladesh : Help Past Help
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 – Continue reading Roaches on a Plane – A Welcome to Bangladesh