I made it! I actually managed to trek to my destination – Everest Basecamp. It is a privilege to be able to set foot there and look up to the highest mountain in the world. In a certain way, I felt small and insignificant seeing Everest up close. The summit looks so near and yet far away… Read More Been and Back from Everest
Trekking to Everest Base Camp? Definitely not a trip that I would do, if 1-year younger me find out about it. But hey, that’s what I will be doing for my coming birthday. I decided that I want to do something meaningful or challenging for this coming birthday, so I was looking up for inspiration… Read More Trekking to Everest Base Camp
My next destination – Morocco and I am flying off in a week time or so. Very unprepared which is rather uncharacteristic of me who likes to plan in details. For once, I decided to go with the flow – an air ticket and visa, I will go into Morocco and figure my way around for… Read More First Backpacking Trip!
I realized that it was 7 months ago when I last posted about my travel experience. Time flied very fast! Many things happened over the last few months and my debts on travel posts kept filing up – I made a few trips since my last travel post about Burma and there are a few… Read More Hiatus
After seeing Yangon on our Burma trip, we took an overnight bus to Mandalay where the the last king of Burma was annexed and the era of British colony begun. I had been informed and well prepared but the city was really colorless but the city serves as a strategic location to visit the attractions around the… Read More Mandalay of Central Burma
When we talked about visiting Burma, Bagan, the ancient land known for thousands of pagodas built between 11th to 13th centuries, would always come up. Burma as a civilization owes much of its culture, religion and heritage to Bagan. It was 20 years ago when I first visited Bagan and being too young, I hardly recalled… Read More Bagan: The Land of Pagodas
During our stay in Yangon, we made the obligatory visit to Shwedagon pagoda which plays a major role in the lives of Buddhists there in Yangon. The historians claimed that the original pagoda was built during 6th to 10th century with a much smaller scale, rebuilt and expended over the years to what we get to see today. We… Read More Yangon: Visiting Shwedagon