When I started researching my trip to Myanmar, one of the things I had decided to do was the circle train line. A three hour journey, the train ventures into the outer edges of Yangon, for K300, which is about 31 cents.
The sun was beating down on me, it was mid-afternoon, and I had been walking through the ruins in Ayutthaya for all of ten minutes, and desperate for some shade. Of course, I didn't want to sound like a wimpy tourist in front of my Thai friends, so I plodded along, praying for a wee break.
I have always made fun of open top tourist buses (and I know I'm not alone). Like how cheesy and touristy can you get?! There is no way I am ever taking one of those tour buses around a city, wielding a camera, and gawking at everything around me like it's my first time out of my home country.
One of the things I've been wanting to do the most in Mexico is visit ruins. I love history, ruins are history, which means I am in love with the idea of visiting ruins. So, when I went on a tour with Amigo Tours of the Teotihuacan ruins during my time in Mexico City I was super excited. Yay! Ruins!
One of the first things I did when I arrived in Mexico City was to visit the Frida Kahlo museum. Not because I was DYING to go, but because I had slipped and fallen on a wet marble floor in Morelia the day before and my ankle was still quite tender, which meant that my plans to wander around the city would have to wait. Thankfully I have six days in the city, so there is plenty of time to explore.