South Korea: That time I fell off a mountain

South Korea: That time I fell off a mountain

As you know if you have followed my blog and web-series, I went to North Korea in August of 2015. However, that was the second time I tried to go. I had originally been scheduled to visit eight months earlier, over New Years (because nothing says optimistic new beginnings like the DPRK amiright?!). Unfortunately, due to the Ebola outbreak, North Korea closed its borders to tourism, and my visit was cancelled. I had already purchased my flights to and from Beijing, and because who the fuck wants to stay in Beijing more than they have to, I decided to make lemonade and hop a flight to South Korea instead.

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MYANMAR: GOLDEN ROCK

MYANMAR: GOLDEN ROCK

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, only opened its borders to tourism a few years ago. I desperately wanted to visit this remote land before hordes of middle aged white dudes in safari hats and cargo shorts stormed the country, so in January of 2015, I arrived in the capital, Yangon. I was either going to spend two days in Yangon OR I was going to spend one day in Yangon and have a day trip to the Golden Rock Pagoda, also called Kyaiktiyo Pagoda before heading to Bagan.

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