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Ormoc City: Sweet Pineapples, WW-II Ruins and a Placid Lake

Posted on December 9, 2011

Lake Danao National Park – a guitar-shaped lake in upland Ormoc After spending a few days exploring the beaches, lakes and caves of Camotes Islands (Cebu), I took a spontaneous detour to Ormoc City in Leyte before going back home to Cebu City due to its proximity to the islands. From Santiago Beach, I hired a habal-habal (motorbike) to take me to Puertobello pier in Tudela, where I caught a lantsa (ferryboat) to Ormoc via Ponson Island. The downtown areaRead More

Inle Lake: Myanmar’s Aquatic Shangri-la

Posted on October 5, 2011

Wooden footbridge at Maing Thauk Mrs. Soe, the motherly owner of Queen Inn, sent us off on a day tour – as with most Burmese we encountered in our journey – with the warmest congeniality matched with a familial smile at the wooden dock next to the guesthouse along the river canal that led away from the township of Nyaung Shwe. My friends and I were on a week-long backpacking trip, racing around Myanmar’s so-called “Big Four”: the tourist hotspotsRead More

Burma Basics: Big Four in Seven Days – An Itinerary

Posted on July 13, 2011

Taking advantage of overnight trip aboard private buses, this packed itinerary will reward you with the best sights around Burma’s ‘Big Four’ – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake – in only a week. Yangon and Mandalay can each be explored in a day, so we spent more time in Bagan and Inle Lake which is best enjoyed when you take your time. We didn’t want to spend a night in Yangon so we booked the bus for Bagan daysRead More

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