August 11, 2018

“You’re so brave” was the most common response when I announced that I was going to be travelling the globe for a year. Making the decision to explore the world for a year wasn’t a difficult decision for me, and I most certainly didn’t associate it with bravery.  The d...

June 11, 2018

When anyone thinks of Myanmar, they picture the golden sunrise over the stupa dotted landscape. The golden hue of the morning light broken only by the thousands of hot air balloon silhouettes in the sky. This is often one of the main reasons tourists drag themselves fr...

June 3, 2018

While Myanmar is new to the tourist scene, there is a definite tourist trail that has appeared. Getting off that tourist trail is easy enough, and Monywa is a good place to start. It is well worth a visit, and can be enjoyed in the small timeframe of two days.
Monywa i...

May 27, 2018

Deciding to come to Myanmar was easy. I didn’t know a lot about the country before I landed but every person that I had spoken to said that it was their favourite place in South east asia. To me, that is a true recommendation.   

But I don’t like going places where I do...

May 10, 2018

Planning the trip to Myanmar, I had read numerous tales of train travel with many travellers urging you to take the overnight buses instead.  But I am a curious being and had to find out for myself.  I believe that to experience authentic Myanmar, you have to take at l...

April 30, 2018

When I decided to buy a motorcycle and ride the length of Vietnam, there were a few things to consider. One of which was that I didn’t know how to ride a motorcycle. Second was that being on a motorcycle in Vietnamese traffic is, what my friend described as, ‘life limi...

April 26, 2018

After taking the night sleeper bus from Da Lat, I arrived in Hoi An just after dawn. Buses don’t tend to drop you anywhere near civilisation, so you have to haggle with a local motor taxi to get you to your destination. I knew my hostel was only 2km away (or US$0.75 t...

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My name is Kate McInerny. I am a 30 something years old. I am from Australia and I picked up the travel bug when I was 14 years old.  I love to travel, because it reminds me of how diverse the world is. I love having the opportunity to immerse myself in cultures that are so different from my own.  Being able to witness how 'normal' is so different depending on geography.

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