Mysterious Myanmar. Part 4: Mandalay

By | 2018-02-10T14:40:52+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Our last stop in Myanmar was Mandalay. Actually, I’ve heard this name before, during my school years, even before we learned about the contry called Myanmar in geography lessons, from the song of Robbie Williams. No need to say that I was singing this song in my head the whole time we were on the “Road to Mandalay”… [...]

Mysterious Myanmar. Part 2: The Dalla Village Scam

By | 2017-11-19T00:16:04+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

Probably, this part will be the most exciting one in the whole Myanmar series, because, really, how often do you in you travels fall for scam? This was my very first serious one: we naively got caught but luckily escaped in time. However, one piece at a time – I will start from the beginning. In Myanmar [...]

Mysterious Myanmar. Part 1: Yangon

By | 2018-02-10T14:43:53+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

After Singapore, our destination point was Myanmar. To be honest, we were mostly excited about this country on our list. The reason for that was Myanmar’s inscrutability. This country was opened for tourists only about six years ago and there was a big possibility that it kept its authenticity to a higher degree than other South-East-Asian countries. In [...]

George Town: The Capital of Diversity

By | 2017-10-07T14:32:44+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

One of my personal highlights during this South-Asian trip was spending a couple of days in George Town on the Penang peninsula. You rarely see such a high concentration of sanctuaries of different confessions at one territory! Buddhist temples take turns with the Indian shrines, there are several mosques and even a church in the city. All of this is [...]

South-Asian series: Macau

By | 2017-10-10T20:39:06+00:00 March 13th, 2017|

…or some also spell it as Macao. Officially, this autonomous territory is called the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The great advantage of its autonomousness is that we do not need a visa to enter the country (and stay there during next 30 days). On the road in Taipa (c) Cedrik Neumann [...]

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