Author: campodegelo

The Ultimate Revenge

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Today I propose the ultimate revenge! It does not sound polite, neither respectful, but who cares? Have you ever been surrounded by Chinese when traveling? You just found the best frame for your picture, and the same time you shoot the camera a horde of them appear all of a sudden in front of it….

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Bagan, Bagan and more Bagan

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Bagan. Myanmar. Burma. Land of more than 3 thousand temples dating from the 9th century. Land of tourists nowadays, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Land of special people, awesome kids and expensive hostels. The temples were being rebuilt due to an earthquake, and on their surroundings lots of vendors are appearing, some even speaking Spanish…

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Yangon, the old capital

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Yangon. Former capital and biggest city of Myanmar. A place that has not been on my plans, but embraced me with its Temples, Pagodas and vivid mixture of ethnic groups. It is possible to observe an intense influence of Chinese, Indian and British here. Buddhist monks share their space and cigarettes (yes, it is weird…

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Cheating in Myanmar

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I have a confession to make. Today I cheated. After sleeping in a monastery at the top of Mt. Zwegabin, it was time to go down the approximate 2,000 steps and see where the road would bring me. The hitchhiking feeling was exploding inside of me. The main goal was reaching Yangon, former capital of…

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Welcome to Myanmar

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Myanmar. Burma. Birmânia. Call it the way you prefer, but have in mind that here you are going to find awesomeness everywhere. After joining forces with 3 French, we headed to a Buddhist temple inside a cave. With 2 motorbikes we cover the rough roads and got amazed by the beautiful landscape surrounding us. Mountains,…

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Angkor What?

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One of the best things about traveling around Southeast Asia is the lack of planning. Arriving in an unknown city without a place to stay, discovering the next city you will travel spontaneously, walking through local markets to discover traditional food, exchanging information with people you have never seen before in your life. The possibilities…

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Life of a Monk

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Intentionally killing a sentient being is a very serious attitude, and if possible we should avoid ending up with even the smallest, most harmless creatures as lives. By creating such habits of respect, we develop a similar attitude toward everyone else. With this lesson and precept, we were introduced to the Sudeoksa Temple, located in…

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Korean BBQ

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On one hand, there reigns the secret, totalitarist, and the threats of a chubby braggart. On the other hand, consecrated companies, technological advancement and an impressive competitiveness. If you see Korea (at least its southern half) today, you can not imagine that, shortly after World War II, this country, still without division, was one of…

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