Myanmar: Border Crossing and Yangon

Myanmar: Border Crossing and Yangon

Finally I was able to leave Thailand and make my way to my first new country in nearly 60 days! I'd removed Myanmar from my list of countries I planned to visit about 2 months prior feeling like I wouldn't have enough time to visit it before heading home, but plans change and I found myself getting back in Bangkok getting a visa to this newly open to tourism country. Myanmar has only been accessible again to tourists since 2011, and thankfully I'm so thankful I changed my plans to make room for it in my trip!

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Thailand: A Visit to the White Temple

Thailand: A Visit to the White Temple

One of my bucket list destinations in Thailand was visiting the White Temple, the famous Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, up in the northern part of the country. Though the temple itself was wildly impressive, the city and the history of the temple itself were not. My sole purpose for visiting Chiang Rai was to visit this temple, and I was satisfied with my decision to only stay one day to see it.

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