Then Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands last November and the article not only got postponed, but it took on an entirely different approach.
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a National Geographic photograph of the Shwedagon Pagoda, en Myanmar, a sight I had never seen before and my jaw literally dropped to my chest.
The gleaming gold structure does not resemble any western idea of architecture and it kind of looked to me like something out of this world.
But I’ve learned not to underestimate the power and wonder of the human spirit and instead I went on to research this magnificent temple.
I recently updated my Pinterest board called Travel Souvenir Obsession dedicated to all my cultural travel souvenirs at home!
And in doing this exercise I re-discovered how heartwarming travel souvenirs can be, they remind you of where you’ve been, of the unforgettable people you’ve met and the fantastic experiences you’ve had.
Many times you just look at this small object and can’t help but smile, because they really are more than just a $5 kitsch memento, they even lift your spirit.
Last post covered the first three New York restaurants recommended by my friend Juan, who loves the City and is keen on finding new, great and affordable places to eat.
New York restaurants are one of the first things in his mind when he is planning a trip to this magnificent city.
So are you ready to learn about some of the best culinary experiences in town? When you visit, these seven New York restaurants are a must!
Last time we covered the first five shocking realities of Southeast Asia that may make us experience (a sometimes pretty intense) culture shock when visiting.
From the mildly disgusting to the heartbreaking, in this post I’ll finish the list and let you know more about the things that bring us together as humans.
Allow me to try something different in this post, why don’t you finish reading the article and then head over to my Facebook Page and share some of your shocking Southeast Asia pics with everybody?!