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What an adventure climbing up to the top of the jungle covered hill to get to a deserted Pagoda that had been taken back by nature with no idea if we were even in the right place. Finding Shwetaung Paya We had hired a couple of bicycles that didn’t work that well and a guide who didn’t show up. After waiting...
**This is a guest post written by Corine Smith. With some good ideas of where to go for a weekend break in Myanmar.** Myanmar or Burma is a beautiful country with an array of things to do. Below you will find my opinion on the best spots that range from quiet beaches to natural wonders in Myanmar. Have a...
There isn’t too much information out there about Mrauk U it is a bit off of the beaten path and complex to get there. It can be hard to find the exact answer to a specific and straight forward question you may have about Mrauk U, so here are some frequently asked questions that I had before I went...
Planning on going to Taunggyi Balloon Festival this year? edit: The 2017 dates for Taunggyi Balloon Festival are still unannounced, however are more than likely to be 28th October – 4th November 2017 to coincide with the November full moon. As soon as they are out I will update this page with confirmation from credible locals in the area. Usually...
I only spent a couple of days in Yangon, I liked it, its a pretty city, with a nice amount of busyness and interesting normality happening around you. Good streetfood and a good vibe. Activities 1) If you only do one thing while in Yangon make it the free ‘Yangon City Walk’ with Australian expat guide Gino or his prod-ogee Sandy.I...
Dollar bills and Kyat chat. I was confused about the money situation before I left for Myanmar causing me to have a stressful last minute panic looking for crisp 2013 printed USD. So I will lay it out straight for you here, do not panic about dollars!! Yes, for a while you were only able to pay with US dollars in...
If you want to cross the border to Myanmar by land from Thailand you will need to get a visa in your passport, an e-visa is not enough. You can get this at the consulate in Bangkok or in Chiang Mai. The process is about as simple as getting the vis anywhere else, and here is a first person...
Inle was quite a let down for me personally. I had been dreaming of this place with dark blue waters and one legged fishermen for literally years. Back when it was tough for tourists to enter Myanmar I saw a photo of Inle Lake and promised myself that I had to get there one day. And one day, I did....
Mingalabar! Here is a little bit about me… I’m Nat, from London, England. We had an Empire once that we cling on to dearly as it’s pretty much all we have. Myanmar, or Burma as it was called back then, was a part of it. You see a lot of old English colonial stuff in Yangon to remind you of that! I...
Not only is it one of the most important religious and sacred places in all of Myanmar but it is also quite a sight to behold, with the main pagoda standing at 110meters of gold! Shwedagonpagoda.com claim that “No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines...

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