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Published : Oct, 2023

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Many years ago, I was having a lunch meeting with a Frenchman who had been living in Shanghai for over two decades. We were talking about travel and he told me that the most incredible sight he had ever seen were the temples in Bagan. He had gone up in a hot air balloon and was awestruck by the landscape of Buddhist temples as far as the eye could see.

That conversation from over a decade ago seared a mental image in my brain. I needed to see this ocean of temples for myself so when I was sent to Yangon on a project, I made sure to spend a few days in Bagan.

As I had hoped, the Frenchman wasn’t exaggerating nor was he speaking in metaphors. Bagan had thousands of ancient temples spread out over a vast plain, literally as far as the eye could see. It was spectacular.

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites and attractions | Cultural Activities | Outdoor Activities
Hiking | Biking | Nyaung-U | Mount Papa | Shwe Zigon | Thatbyinnyu | Shwesandaw | Archaeological Zone | The Ananda | Hot-Air Balloon Ride
We climbed to the highest point in Bagan to try and fathom the density of ancient Buddhist monuments that flooded the plains. The flat, dusty swath of land with skinny cattle grazing on crab grass wouldn’t seem like a desirable place to build the first capital of Myanmar…but the 2,200 temples, stupas, and monasteries tell you, this is one of the most magical places on Earth. The abundance of 9th-13th-century buildings and the lack of people wandering between them made each exquisite structure feel like a treasure tucked away just for us.

Published : Aug, 2021

Sites and attractions | Suggested itinerary | Cultural Activities
More Things to Do in Bagan (beyond Temples) | Dhammayangyi Paya | Sulamani Pagoda | Gubyaukgyi Temple | Upali Thein | Nandamannya Pahto | Pahtothamya shrine | Nat-Hlaung-Kyaung | Map of Bagan Pagodas | Dhammayazika Pagoda | Ananda Paya | Htilominlo
Bagan has always been synonymous with Myanmar for me. The vivid imagery of hundreds of mystical pagodas rising out of vast misty plains or silhouetted against a gloriously golden sky has beckoned me for as long as I can remember.

The reality was, however, unexpectedly mixed. The temples are stunning from afar. Close up, the mystique gets eroded somewhat and you begin to understand why a few zealously restored and pressure cleaned facades have kept this unique heritage ensemble off the UNESCO list*...

Published : Sep, 2022

Sites and attractions | Bars and pubs | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | Sporting events | Hiking or trekking | Bicycling | Golf | Nature and wildlife
beaches | Plan road trip | Pubs | Castles | Northern Ireland | Festival | Aran Islands | National Parks | Skellig Islands | Riverdance | Whiskey and Guinness | Waterfalls | Traditional Music | Cliffside Walk | LIghthouses
There are tons of fun things to do in Ireland, no matter what type of traveller you are. There’s everything from outdoor adventures like hiking and cliff walking to indoor experiences like learning about Jameson and Guinness, Ireland’s best beverages.

The attractions in Ireland are truly endless, so this is the perfect guide when planning your next trip to the Emerald Isle. Some of the best activities in Ireland may even be ones that you haven’t thought of.

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Published : Jan, 2024

Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | When to visit | Long distance transport | Historical sites | Nature and wildlife | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking |
Rock of Cashel | Blarney Stone | Cobh | Kinsale | Kenmare | Killarney National Park | Molls Gap | Ladies View | Torc Waterfall | Muckross Abbey |
Planning a trip to Ireland can be a lengthy task. One that leaves many scratching their head or pulling their hair out. But, lucky for you, I’ve come to your rescue. Hi, I’m Laura, your local guide. It’s my goal to make your trip to Ireland as carefree as possible. I love seeing visitors fall in love with my home country. Ireland is a magical place, and I understand just how much the trip means to you. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I can’t wait to help you plan it. Now, let’s go on a road trip, an Ireland 7 day itinerary exploring the countries most iconic cliffs, beautiful national parks and we will even take a journey out to one of Ireland’s most scenic islands.

But first, we need to address the big question.

IS 7 DAYS IN IRELAND ENOUGH TIME?

To put it simply, no. 7 days is not nearly enough to see all there is to do in Ireland. In fact, a whole month would only allow you to scratch the service of what the country has to offer. However, with that being said, oftentimes one week in Ireland is all most tourists have. And, while it’s not a huge amount of time, it is enough to see some of the countries major highlights.

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Published : Feb, 2023

Long distance transport | Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | Any price accom | Any food | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking
Dublin | Bru na Boinne | Clonmacnoise | Galway | Doolin | Kenmare | Adare Pitstop | Ring of Kerry | Cobh | Waterford
Are you planning a visit to Ireland for the first time?

If so, you’ll need some type of itinerary to guide you.

And while Ireland is small, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

In fact, you won’t see everything in 10 days, but with this guide you will see some of the country’s most popular attractions — and a few quirky hidden gems thrown in for good measure.

When designing an itinerary for a first time visit to Ireland, it’s always advisable to draw a line across the country from say Dublin to Galway and then decide which half of the country you want to explore.

With this 10 days in Ireland itinerary, you’ll get to visit some of the popular attractions with tourists in addition to other, lesser-known ones.

This itinerary is geared toward the southern half of Ireland and includes attractions like Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Waterford City, and more.

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Published : Apr, 2024

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Other logistics | Long distance transport | Any food | Live performances | Hiking or trekking
Car Rental | Clothes for weather | Currency | Day trips from Dublin | Irish culture | Local food | Tipping | Traditional music | What NOT to say

Published : Mar, 2023

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Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Climb Mt. Kenya | enjoy beaches | Gede Ruins | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Mugie Conservancy | See Nairobi | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Visit Giraffe Ctr. | Visit
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...