Updated: Sep 21, 2020


While travelling through Southeast Asia we had the opportunity to spend some time in the magical country of Myanmar. It truly is an untouched gem, rich with history and full of vibrant and joyful people. We stayed a couple nights in the city of Mandalay, home to many points of interest for us. The first stop was Hsinbyume Pagoda or as others call “The White Temple” about 1 hour from the city. Such a stunning and unique temple to see. There were only a few other locals at the temple and literally we had the entire place to ourselves to roam around and gaze upon the beauty of it. We then headed to Kuthodaw Pagoda right in the middle of Mandalay. These grounds are home to the largest book in the world also named the “Tripitaka Tablets”. The book is written on 730 stone tablets and 1460 pages. Each page is 1.07 meters wide and 1.53 meters tall. All the small white buildings you see in the video contain the tablets. To finish our time in Mandalay we were intrigued to go visit the “U Bein Bridge”, the longest teak wood bridge in the world. The bridge was built in 1850 and spans 1.2 kilometers. Walking along this bridge we saw so many locals out and about, some sitting in the shade and some swimming in the water. The area was inhabited by many types of animals and was such a calming experience. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, “You need to go to Myanmar!”. We can’t wait to go back.

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Song #1: William Black & Fairlane - Butterflies (Feat. Dia Frampton)

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During February 2018 we traveled around all of Southeast Asia. While in Thailand one of our favourite stops was the Phi Phi Islands. Included in the Phi Phi Islands is Maya Bay, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Maya Beach has been featured in movies such as "The Beach" and "James Bond" and is extremely picturesque. We were lucky enough to score a spot on the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard trip. While all tourists are required by law to leave the bay for the night, this company has the rights to stay over night and sleep on the boat! Our trip included a tour to Maya bay with snorkeling, kayaking, beach time, campfires, night time snorkeling with glow in the dark plankton and sleeping on top of the boat in Maya Bay! This was easily one of our most memorable experiences during our travels and we highly recommend this to anyone planning on visiting the Phi Phi Islands! Just make sure you book far in advance as it usually books up! For more information on booking your spot go to www.mayabaytours.com/maya-bay-sleepaboard

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Song #1: Nora Van Elken - Find You (Adon Remix)

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While travelling in Guilin, China, we made a short trip north to visit the Longsheng Rice Terraces (Dragon's Back Bone). These rice terraces are also known to some people as the Longji Rice Terraces. These are arguably some of the nicest rice terraces in all of China. Most of the fields were constructed over 650 years ago. They are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain tops. The locals named it "Dragon's Backbone" due to the field's resemblance to dragon's scales. Our trip to the terraces didn't go exactly as planned. We had left early in the morning to see them for the day, but due to some unexpected slow downs with public transportation we ended up getting there in the late evening. Making a quick decision, we decided to find an Air BnB and stay the night.....with nothing but the clothes (and drone) on our back. The little village of Dazhai is embedded in to the top of the terrace and filled with many locals running their street shops year round. A gondola can take you to the top, but shuts down every night around 6pm, leaving only the locals and the few tourists who stay the night. The traditional woman of the village all have long black hair that usually touches the ground. They are only able to cut their hair once in their life at the age of 16, symbolizing the fact she is an adult. The next morning we woke up to see the sunrise, grab some tea and head down into the fields. Although there are walkways down in to the terraces (which we were told we could walk through), many tourists do not do this which is why you can see we were the only people in the rice terraces. The terraces are truly amazing and worth experiencing with your own eyes. If you ever find yourself in China, put this place on your list!

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Song #1: Gryffin, Slander - All You Need To Know (Audio) ft. Calle Lehmann

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