Naypyidaw – The empty capital of Myanmar

Naypyidaw Parliament Building

On November 5th 2005, Naypyidaw, a city erected on a greenfield site in the centre of the country became the capital of Myanmar for no apparent reason. Some speculations include that the former capital Yangon (Rangun) could easily be invaded by water. A lot of Burmese believe that an astrologer had informed the military about an upcoming foreign attack. Construction started in 2002 and finished in 2012. With an...

A casual day in Thailand

We’re on our way towards the south, along the border with Myanmar. In a city called Mae Sariang we stopped for a day to enjoy the beauty of Thailand. We’ve rented a scooter unaware of all the adventures that are waiting for us. Firstly, we didn’t check where the next gas station is and just headed to the highway. So little we knew – the way was as empty...

Adventure? Adventure!

What previously happened… Wow – it was supposed to get relaxing now! But here we are now, sitting on the airport in Prag waiting for our delayed flight. Natalia and I started making packing lists already two or more weeks ago. As usual, you start pushing this and that task to the next day and all of the sudden there is only one week left. So in the end...

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