Stephen Bugno has been traveling and writing about it for more than 10 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at BohemianTraveler.com and edits the independent travel maga...
This month’s guest post is by Jill Zwarensteyn, an actress, and writer from Los Angeles, California who blogs at www.humortravellife.com. She’s been coming to Puerta Vallarta for the last 20 years. I’ve had a love affair with the Mexican coastal city of Puerto Vallarta for the last 20 years. I’ve experienced it as an awkward kid, a smitten teenager, an adventurous adult, and even a local resident.
Most people associate Nepal with mountains. Rightly so. The Himalaya stretch over 2400 km through 5 countries and include 10 of 14 of the world’s 8000-meter peaks. Nepal is right in the middle of all this. But Nepal is so much more than mountains. Nepal is a country of almost 30 million people with over 100 different castes and ethnic groups. Ninety-two different living languages are spoken in the country and there is great religious diversity as well.
In the fall of 2013, I went to Myanmar. Only a few days before that, I had found out that Dustin Main, the voice behind the blog A Skinny Escape, would be there at the same time. This would be one of over some 15 trips that Dustin would eventually make to Myanmar, which culminated in a 5-year Myanmar photo documentary project. That first trip I only had a week. Although it wasn’t sufficient time to explore the whole country, I did see enough of Yangon and Bagan to know that I wanted to return.
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