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This is a quick tour of Mandalay in a day and a half stay. We wanted to chase the sun, but ended up chasing turquoise waters and, once again, temples.
The trip from Máncora to Lima by bus took almost 24 hours. I was remembering that this part I went with the Oltursa company, not Cruz del Sur as I said in the previous blog, although it does exist and I did use it later on. In any case, I arrived in Lima, tired from the trip and from the party in Máncora.
Inle Lake, in Myanmar, is surrounded by more than 200 villages where the majority of the Intha live, which means “the children of the lake”. We had two days to explore it and we started by watching the sunrise on a body of water so still it looked like liquid mercury.
I have 3 photos of Máncora, a shame but you will see why I only have 3. But everything begins with the bus leaving at night from Cuenca (1st stop) and it was going fast, that’s how irresponsible drivers can be. A friend from the US was sitting next to me and he said “this guy means business”.
We left China at the end of January 2020, as they closed one by one the borders that we were crossing. Until we finally got to Myanmar (Burma). We touched down in Mandalay and, after a few moments of traveling, we entered Bagan, the city of temples and a World Heritage Site.
One day after going to Cajas National Park (2nd stop), I went to the Inca Cañari ruins of Ingapirca. From Cuenca it is a trip of almost 3 hours by bus. In addition, the bus stopped every 10 meters to pick up people.
Inspired by the revolutionary movements brewing around America, in 1814 José de Antepara, José Joaquín Olmedo and José de Villamil arrived in Guayaquil to promulgate among the people of Guayaquil, not only rooting for a change in authorities, but to change the political and social structure of America.
This is what we came for, in China. The big Wall. I considered several times skipping this tourist part of China because, due to its fame, there’s a deeply rooted imaginary and I did not think that living it would change it that much. But I was wrong. We got to the Great Wall in Simatai from a small town that looked like a movie studio, the Water Town of Gubei.
SAGA TOP 10 PHOTOS
We chose the 10 best photos of Cajas National Park, Ecuador by Instagrammers! You can also read about our trip to this Natural reserve in the South America Saga. Moreover, you can read how this adventure started here in this link. These are the winners!
We picked the 10 best photos of Beijing, China by Instagrammers! We focused, not only on tourist monuments, but photos that demonstrate different aspects of the city. You can also read about our trip to Beijing, in the #SagaAsia. Also, you can read here about how the whole Asian adventure started. These are the winners!
We picked the 10 best photos of Cuenca, Ecuador by Instagrammers! You can also read about our trip to Cuenca in the South America Saga. Moreover, you can read how this adventure started here in this link. These are the winners!
A few years ago we toured 4 countries in South America backpacking through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. These are some photos of the places we visited: Cuenca, Cajas National Park, Lima, Machu Picchu, the Salt flats, Copacabana, the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine! Read more about the Saga: South America here and follow us on this trail.
On Instagram we found the best photos of the Amur Leopard, a subspecies of Leopards that are fighting to survive. In the wild there are only 80 left. Look at what the world is about to lose and what you can do to help them.
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