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Get a bit of Myanmar in Melbourne: Burma Lane

When M. and I first got back from our two-week trip to Myanmar in 2014, we found a little Burmese restaurant that delivered and decided to try it out.

It was disgusting.

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Eat Everything: Making the Most of Foodie Locations

No, seriously. We do want to eat everything when we travel somewhere. Honestly, we want to eat everything on a normal Friday evening– but when we travel, we try to eat even more.

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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 Even when the guidebook becomes out-of-date, I like to have a keepsake to remind me of the place and the time I went on each adventure.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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Save Money for Travel: Get Your Friends Involved

We live in a vibrant, urban area in a country that prides itself on delicious food, wine, and coffee. We’re foodies who appreciate a good drink (alcoholic, caffeinated, or otherwise), so it can be difficult to avoid the temptation of trying a new café, restaurant, or bar several times a week.

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