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...