Travel Tips

Sunday Travel Links!

Every Sunday, we post a quick little extra for those of you who, like me, love to peruse the blogosphere on a Sunday afternoon.

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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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Google Translate’s App – It Really Works!

As you may have guessed, my ‘in-laws’ are Italian. They are so wonderful about the fact that I can barely speak Italian (they’re wonderful about everything, really, but that’s a braggy post for another time) despite my 4 years and counting being surrounded by Italians. Even 13+ years of studying French in school doesn’t help me much– I can understand Italian better than some, but that doesn’t make me speak like a pro.

Enter Google Translate’s brilliant app.

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Sunday Travel Links!

Sunday is my most relaxed day for catching up on blogs, yet very few of my favourites ever update on a Sunday. So we’re going to post a quick little extra for those of you who, like me, love to peruse the blogosphere on a Sunday afternoon.

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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 Even when the guidebook becomes out-of-date, I like to have a keepsake to remind me of the place and the time I went on each adventure.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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