Myanmar Travel Blog

May 21, 2018
After over a half-century of censorship, political turmoil, and being fenced-off to the world, one of Myanmar’s most iconic and historically significant buildings has opened its doors. Now, the Secretariat, a 120-year-old sprawling, red-brick colonial building at the center of... more
November 02, 2017
Something special about Myanmar is its diversity. There’s the great geographical diversity ranging from the snow-capped mountains in northern Kachin State to the wetlands of the Irrawaddy... more
March 25, 2017
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Ngapali Beach, Inle Lake... many in Myanmar live in these places, trying to fullfil the tourist needs and desires. How are the other people outside of the tourist spots living? Discovering a country off the beaten track can be a refreshing change from the norm for a traveller. One... more
January 13, 2017
I’d read quite a few accounts of this 17 hour train journey before deciding to go ahead and buy the tickets for us both on the 4th January 2017 from the very helpful people at Would I recommend it? Absolutely! But don’t expect the Orient Express. A rule of thumb is that if you enjoy... more
January 31, 2016
It’s an exciting time for both artists and art lovers in Myanmar, a country whose unique mix of cultures and diverse geography provides a well of resources for creativity. The art scene is still relatively close knit yet there are new galleries popping up each year giving support to more new artists. And... more
December 09, 2015
Like in every Asian country, in Myanmar rice is at the top of every menu. Very popular are two different kinds - one sweet, the other a little heartier. Khetan Kyitauk - sticky rice in roasted bamboo: the name may vary in different parts of the country but it always is sticky rice which is served in roasted... more