Bago and the Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda)

I have been wanting to see the Golden Rock ever since I saw a picture of it on the Travel Channel Facebook feed.  There was something so magical about this rock, I thought.  Who could pass up seeing a rock that is teetering on a strand of Buddha’s hair!! When we had decided to go…

Yangon International Airport (RGN)

We flew in to Yangon from Hong Kong and arrived at 23:30.  I was surprised that the kids still had quite a bit of energy, but it would be noon time back home, so it was understood. We had to run off the flight to get kids to the toilet, especially the younger one.  Thankfully…

Myanmar E-visas, Tour Agencies, and Drivers

  My husband and I have been wanting to go to Myanmar since the first time we went to Thailand.  We haven’t had an opportunity to go until this Summer 2017.  We are very excited to go.  The following is what I have learned to get ready for the trip. Myanmar e-Visa It is necessary…

Birkenau

I wish that I had spent more time at Birkenau.  Since we went there via shuttle with our General Tour group, I felt like we should return back to Auschwitz with them.  I should have just stayed to walk around on my own.  I’m not sure if the only way you can go to Birkenau…

Oswiecim, Poland

I always have a hard time spelling the name of this town and I even had a worse time trying to pronounce the name, Oswiecim.  In German, the name is pronounced Auschwitz and during WWII, since this town was then in the Third Reich, it was known as Auschwitz until the Red Army arrived in…

Auschwitz

I have always been interested in visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau.  I always thought that it was quite out of the way, but after some research it is quite easy to get there from Krakow.  There are many tour companies that offer day trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow, but I really didn’t want to feel rushed through the…

Oswiecim’s Hotel Galicja Wellness & Spa

Website: Hotel Galicja Wellness and Spa I looked at most of the hotels offered on Hotels.com, Agoda.com, and Booking.com in Oswiecim, and Hotel Galicja looked like the nicest accommodations and had the most to offer.  I got a very good rate on Hotels.com and thought it was worth a stay, and it included breakfast!  Usually I…