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Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

By |2017-03-31T02:38:09-05:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.  I know I am in good company when I am staying at a hotel that hosted the former US Secretary of State.  I spent three great and relaxing nights at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.  The Chatrium is nestled in a private area next to Kandawgyi Lake.  The updated room [...]

Visiting Hong Kong

By |2018-12-30T11:35:26-05:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Visiting Hong Kong.  Hong Kong should be on everyone’s list of top cities to visit. It is a spectacular amalgam of Chinese and British colonial influences bursting at the seams of this city-state. Seven million people are packed into this city that sits on the South China Sea. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1842 [...]

Sak Yant Tattoo Festival – Day One

By |2018-12-05T20:53:23-05:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sak Yant Tattoo Festival - Day One.  It is a smagorsbord.  One part carnival, one part tattoo marathon, one part madhouse, and a final part of a supercharged religious awakening.  The Sak Yant Wai Kru Festival takes place every March at the Wat Bang Pra temple outside of Bangkok.    https://youtu.be/u3KdhmCako4 Each year 10,000 people descend on [...]