When people think of Asian cuisine, Burmese cuisine would rarely be top-of-mind.
Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been closed off from the rest of the world for decades. And while it has opened its doors in recent years, it’s still not getting as much tourists as its neighboring countries. It’s probably one of the reasons why Burmese cuisine is still not that popular.
When you do decide to visit, you’ll be treated to a variety of dishes influenced by Indian, Chinese, Laotian, and Thai cuisines. Myanmar owes this to its geographical location.
In the first few hours of arriving in the country, my friends and I sat down at a restaurant. We thought the menu was pretty straightforward. You just have to choose a curry set (choice of chicken, pork, beef, fish, mutton, or venison meat), and that’s it.
But when our orders arrived, it came with bowls of soup, a plethora of side dishes, and a huge plate of fresh vegetables with dipping sauce. Needless to say, we were overwhelmed.
And did I mention they served unlimited rice and even free dessert? Now, that’s bang for your buck.
Whenever I travel for more than a week, I like including a ‘downtime’ to avoid burnout. Switzerland was my vacation from vacation during my 3-week trip to Europe.
From Salzburg, I briefly changed trains in Munich to get to Zurich. Now that I think about it, I wish I pushed through with my original plan of staying in Munich even for 3 days. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to save that for another Euro trip. 😉
I arrived in Zurich on a gloomy afternoon, but after emerging from the train station and having a glimpse of the Old Town, I immediately regretted my decision to just stay for a night.
I stayed at a hostel in the heart of Old Town. And while I almost died carrying my luggage up several flight of winding stairs, I couldn’t complain about the medieval surroundings.
I was craving for Asian food, and found there’s a Thai restaurant not too far from the hostel. I knew Switzerland was expensive, but I wasn’t prepared to shell out CHF15 for a plate of Pad Thai. 😐 My only consolation was the serving size can feed two people, so I saved half of it for next day’s breakfast.
Over the past few decades, the UK has become seen as one of the trendiest places in the world to visit. With the range of amazing activities to get involved with, it’s not hard to see why.
Today, let’s run through six of the best things to try when you visit Britain yourself in the near future.
This ancient structure has been shrouded in mystery, but it’s generally believed to have been constructed as far back as 3000 years ago – at least according to the English Heritage, who are the current tenants of the property.
While you’re no longer able to walk up to the rocks and clamber all over them (as was the case as recently as the 90s), you’ll still be able to admire them from a distance.
It can be hard to stick to a budget while travelling, but once you know the basic tips to keeping your money under wraps, you’ll be wondering what to spend your spare cash on.
Don’t Go to Popular Places
You may have already guessed this, but the more popular a destination is, the more expensive it is to travel around there. If money can be made out of more people, why wouldn’t the prices be hiked up?
It’s like going to a theme park in peak season. There are cities all over the world that haven’t been discovered as much as their more popular cousins, so try these out before heading off to do exactly the same stuff in just a different, more expensive place. Take a look online for countries that you haven’t heard of or haven’t considered taking a trip to. These can often be the hidden gems that you never knew you were looking for.Continue reading “The Cheap Guide to Travel”→
No matter which country you visit, the best way to see the sites is by going on the road.
While flying from one destination to another is quicker and probably more convenient, you miss a lot when you’re high above the mountaintops whereas if you drive, you can see more of the country. Hire a car and explore the roads less traveled.
Manali Leh Highway, India
The Manali Leh highway is one of two ways to reach the Leh-Ladakh region, but it’s much more than just a road on a map. The Manali-Leh highway is also considered to be the most difficult motorable terrain in India, offering all the thrills of an adventure road trip if you plan carefully enough. The snow-capped mountains, distant valleys, and the cool mountain breeze set the scene for your amazing 478 km road trip. This is a popular highway, so you’re likely to make friends with cyclists, motorists, and maybe even a few hitchhikers on your pitstops.Continue reading “Roads Less Traveled”→