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What We Wish We’d Known About Myanmar

If you’re planning a trip to Myanmar, we have so much advice. It’s been two years since we went and things change at a lightning-fast pace there, but most of our tips should still be relevant.

Read on to learn about the mistakes we made in Myanmar so that you can avoid them!

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How We Afford Travel

That is the question.

Honestly, it’s the first thing I ask (usually out loud, to no one, in a quiet wail) when I see a blogger or Facebook friend who has jetted off to another great location.

If I thought about it for a second, though, our friends could easily ask the same about us. They probably do!

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How Not To Procrastinate – Lessons from the Indian Consulate

I own a book called Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination. It sits at the bottom of my bedside-table-pile-of-books (all the best people have one). I think I bought it in about 2013. Haven’t even cracked the spine. That should be enough to illustrate the extent of my bad habit, I think.

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The age = countries rule

A colleague of ours has this theory about being a proper traveller: you should have visited as many countries as years you’ve been alive.

To be clear, he (and we) define ‘visited’ as staying for at least 24 hours, leaving the airport, and preferably staying overnight. Hanging out in an airport, even for loooong stretches of time (I will eventually recount my tale of my 20 hour layover in the Delhi airport), just doesn’t count.

M. spent the first 25 years of his life living in Europe, with dozens of countries at his doorstep. He’s almost at his proper country quota for the 33 years he’s been alive; he might make it after a 3-month trip he has planned this year.

I, on the other hand, am a mere 14 in travellers’ years. It’ll be 16 after we go away in July, but I’ll still have 13 countries to visit before I can hold my head high in well-travelled circles.

We’ll never be the kind of travellers who go just to tick boxes– that’s not our style. But it’s still fun to have a bit of healthy competition between us and our friends. It gives us something to aim for!

Australia Road Trip Open Sky New South Wales

The wide open sky in New South Wales, Australia