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...
Inle lake to/from Yangon Many people ask how far Inle Lake is from Yangon, but this depends on what mode of transport you choose. It is approx. 650km from Yangon and would take around 7-9 hours in a private taxi. But it is a popular tourist route and there are many other options for how to go from Inle Lake...
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...
Awkward watching, but do go anyway cos these guys are working hard to put food on the table and it is supporting a good cause. Out of their garage every night come s a show famous for talking about politics but yet talks nothing really about politics. The main brother, Par Par Lay, died from water poisoning in prison in 2013...
‘Come you back to Mandalay…‘ that’s how the Kipling poem goes, but err sorry Mr Kipling I think I’ll pass on that one for now. No longer the city romantic poems should be based on, miserable, soulless, dirty Mandalay is used more as a stopover or base to visit the surrounding areas like former hill station Pyin Oo Lwin or...
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