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Truth About Travel: What Friends & Family Can’t Understand

The chance of a lifetime. It’s finally here. It’s one of those things people dream about, obsess over, and plan for years. Yet so few ever make it a reality. But you, you’re different. You’ve made up your mind to let go of the fear. Let go of the expectations that family, friends, and society have used to box you in with since childhood. You’re ready to break free. The thought of it consumes every waking moment. The places you’ll go, the things you’ll see. let’s go!

Lashio train across Gokteik Viaduct in Shan State, Myanmar

Hair-Raising Gokteik Viaduct Train to Hsipaw | Myanmar Travel

Darkness blankets the city as I make my way toward Mandalay station in the pre-dawn hours. I’m alone, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. Myanmar is one of the safest tourist destinations in all of Asia. The locals I’ve encountered throughout my journey have been all smiles. Besides, I know exactly where I’m going. I made this walk to the train station just yesterday to buy my ticket to the far-flung Shan State town of Hsipaw. $4 for a 1st class ticket on one of the great train routes of the world. Score!

But as I soon discovered, “1st class” doesn’t mean all that much. And danger lurks in unexpected places while traveling overseas. read more



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Yes, I’m the monkey on the bus! At least that’s how I feel when traveling overseas. I’m that guy who leaves town and disappears for months. And let me tell you, every destination has a story to tell…

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