We have read many positive things about Myanmar, seen beautiful images of the place, and heard of the conflicts between the ethnic groups. We decided to give it a visit. This is how we got into Myanmar by crossing Mae Sot - Myawaddy border.
Here is our around the world clothes edition 👕 We put together a list of all the clothes we are carrying in our backpacks. The clothes are certainly not most fashionable, nor even most practical. Yet we are managing with them quite well.
Sri Lankan elephants are one of the sight to see when visiting Sri Lanka. We read that the best place to see these wild gentle giants is in the Uduwalawa Natural Park which is located on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces.
There is no all-around answer to this. It depends crucially on the standard of living you require, the length of the trip and number of places you want to visit. Almost anyone living in the rich parts of the world could do some kind of around the world trip. The cheapest way that comes to our mind is just flying around the world quickly.
After breathing few days the smog of Delhi and Agra, we were quite pleased to move on. The improvement of air quality could be noticed already through the airplane windows and when exiting the plane at the Dabolim Airport it felt just great to breathe in. Look what two weeks in Goa offered us.
Vasco, Vasco, Vasco" is shouted repeatedly by the bus conductors everywhere in Goa, to mark the destination of the passing bus. India's bus system can feel really chaotic but it’s not impossible to use and has quite extended routes even to the smaller villages, although there are not many tourists using them. Be prepared to allocate enough time for the trip, as the speed of travel is not great in these crowded buses. The main reason for not using local buses is, that there are no routes or timetables available, at least not online. But it’s the cheapest mode of transportation in Goa and you can enjoy local way of…
When we got to Delhi we were considering whether to visit Taj Mahal or not. It would mean a two-day trip to Agra (you can do it in one day from, but then the place might get crowded and you miss the sunrise) and Risto was quite sick. However, his condition was getting better, and we decided to book a flight to Goa on 18th, so a two-day trip to Agra got possible. And many of those train station scammers told us that visiting Taj Mahal is a must, so why shouldn't we believe them.
Dubai Metro saves the budget traveler in this congested metropolis. We brought together an information package about Dubai metro and public transport. Take a look at the subway lines, prices for the various Metro Cards, and things you shouldn't do when using the public transport in Dubai.
The flight from Dubai to Delhi went surprisingly well, taking Risto’s condition into account. The combination of painkillers and antibiotics must have done their job. We sat next to a young man from North India who had been working in Dubai for two years, and now got to go home and see his son. He was so excited that the joy got into us as well.
Dubai is a great place to use money, lots of money. Spending a thousand euros is not enough to stay even one night in Burj Al Arab, the most famous 5-star hotel in the city. A short helicopter ride will cost you 500-1000 AED (120-240 EUR). Visiting the level 148 of Burj Khalifa will set you back 370 AED (90 EUR). Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, 120 AED (32 EUR). If you don’t want or can’t use that kind of money during your stay, here is our five budget friendly tips for you in Dubai.