Asia

Always Pack A First Aid Kit

We both pack really light. Like, avoid wearing those clothes for months afterwards because you’re so sick of them kind of light packers.

Even so, I never leave for a trip, especially to less developed countries, without a few key things in my pack. M. thinks I’m nuts every time I do this, but I have proven him wrong several times!

Case in point, the first aid kit.

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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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Guidebook Tip – Check your favourite spots online before leaving

Guidebooks, along with cookbooks, are my chosen souvenir for every big trip I take. Even when the guidebook becomes out-of-date, I like to have a keepsake to remind me of the place and the time I went on each adventure.

M. reminds me that if we stick entirely to the guidebook we’ll just end up taking the same path as every other Lonely Planet-buying tourist, and he’s right. But when it comes to getting the lay of the land and finding some good spots, it’s helpful to have a guidebook along.

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What We’re Looking Forward To in Hong Kong

Thanks to our awesome travel agent, we’re making a quick 2-day stop in Hong Kong on our way to Mongolia in just a few weeks. It seemed like the perfect way to get a little of everything from a short trip– the wild expanse of Mongolia, but first, a cosmopolitan shopping-and-eating side-trip.

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Audiobooks: A Travel Must-Have

I’m a big reader. This is great for travelling; I rarely get bored. But the weight of books, and the space they take up in my luggage– sometimes it’s just not practical.

And while I don’t get carsick easily and can happily read in a moving vehicle on a highway or stable street, there are many roads in this world that even I couldn’t handle reading through without the risk of severe nausea.

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