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Vietnam: Bus Trip to Mui Ne in Phan Thiet Province

Got a good night sleep because of that Saigon beer. LOL. Woke up early and packed-up. I checked-out and went directly to Hanh Cafe office to claim my bus ticket and leave my things there.

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Vietnam: Arriving Ho Chi Minh City! Hello Saigon!

It has been two decades since Vietnam was reunited; a remarkable progress has been done. Vietnam now is one of the stunning travel destinations in Asia.

To complete my ASEAN trip, I need to leave a footprint in this gracious and graceful country. I booked a flight thru Vietnam airlines and landed safely in Tan Son Nat International airport in Ho Chi Minh City. After doing the immigration thing, I looked for a telco store and got my Vietnamese sim card. I asked the store lady to set-up my 3G.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory – Patuxai (Arc de Triomphe of Laos) 

  
This monument is known as Arc de Triomphe of Asia which is located in Vientiane City, Laos. Patuxai is a Lao word meaning Gate of Victory. This monument is built for the Lao people who fought in the struggle for independence from France. 

Night Photography: Karaweik Palace in Yangon, Myanmar

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Karaweik Palace is a barge located in Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon City in Myanmar.  This picture simply describes its mythical beauty and elegant architecture. The palace offers lunch and dinner with Burmese, Asian and western foods.

Arriving Bagan, Burma and Watching the Sunrise.

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The moment I alighted the bus at the new bus terminal in Nyang-U, I immediately haggled for a horse cart. I really needed to hurry to catch the sunrise. I quickly grabbed one and told the driver to bring me to a temple where I could climb to the top and watch the sunrise. The driver offered me 10,000 kyat for the sunrise plus sending me to my hotel in New Bagan after watching the sunrise. Continue reading Arriving Bagan, Burma and Watching the Sunrise.

Bus Night Trip, Yangon to Bagan.

_MG_0905One of the things budget travellers always considered when travelling is to spend the night in a long night trip. This is very much favourable specially in a long distance travel. Bus night trip is always budget friendly compared to air flights. Aside from cheaper fare, you can save as well a one night hotel cost. Continue reading Bus Night Trip, Yangon to Bagan.

Shwedagon Pagoda. Best of Yangon City.

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The majestic Shwedagon Pagoda.

“Rangoon. And now I found that in my recollections, so vague and uncertain, the Shwe Dagon rose superb as on that first morning it had risen, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” – Somerset Maugham Continue reading Shwedagon Pagoda. Best of Yangon City.