Thailand Part 2: The South

Part 1, featuring northern Thailand, is here. On this trip, I really wanted to visit one of Thailand’s three ancient capitals, and I set my sights on Sukhothai, arguably the most impressive of the three capitals, and smack dab between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. When I left Chiang Mai, I had three days to reach Bangkok […]

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Thailand Part 1: The North

I’ve been a terrible travel blogger for the past few weeks. I haven’t even been busy, I’ve just been “living hard,” as I like to say. Exploring as much as possible, relaxing when it’s time to take a break, and moving around a lot. After my magical trip to Myanmar, I made my way to Thailand, […]

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Myanmar Part 3: the Shan State

If you haven’t read them yet, part one is here, and part two is here. We arrived in Pyin Oo Lwin early in the morning. I was tired from a semi-sleepless journey on the night bus, but we decided to hit the ground running after an incredible breakfast and my first non-instant coffee in weeks. Pyin Oo […]

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Myanmar Part 2: Inle Lake

If you haven’t read part one, you can do that here. After five days in Bagan, it was time to move on, so on my last day I grabbed a night bus heading east and arrived in Kalaw at 2:45 in the morning. Stepping off the bus, I felt truly cold for the first time […]

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Myanmar Part 1: Yangon and Bagan

The beginning of this adventure. I left Omaha early on February 1. A winter storm almost kept me there for a few more days, but with a change of flights, I was off to Houston to Tokyo and to Bangkok after saying what was easily the toughest goodbye of my life to Alex at the airport. […]

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Hi, Southeast Asia

A quick note on what I’m doing with my life right now (for those who are interested). I’m currently on week three of a three-month trip to Southeast Asia. Embarking on a long trip like this has been a dream of mine for years, and last fall I decided to make it happen. I left […]

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