“What does it like, visiting Bhutan? Are the people there as happy as they say?” Typical questions that people ask me when I told them that I went to Bhutan. Yes, that was my goal when I decided to go Bhutan, that I will find my own version or perhaps a glimpse into their happiness. As with… Read More Finding Happiness in Bhutan, the Last Shangri-la
Bhutan, the happiest country on earth or so they say, is a landlocked Himalayan country between India and Tibet-China. It is a very expensive country to travel to because of the only way for you to visit is to pay a hefty daily fee and go through a travel agency. So, the first question people… Read More Bhutan: Is it Worth Visiting?
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 I 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
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