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A comprehensive budget travel guide to traveling around Myanmar with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Myanmar Diary #3: Inle Lake

I left Bagan early in the morning and took the bus to Inle Lake. I didn’t take the night ride because I wanted to do at least one trip during the day to enjoy the view...

Myanmar Diary #2: Bagan

The trip to Bagan was a hell of a ride! I wanted to take a night bus from Yangon to Bagan and, after reading many horror stories about transports in Myanmar, I decided...

Myanmar Diary #1: Yangon

Day 1 My exploring of Yangon started on a Sunday morning from the Sule Pagoda and followed the very detailed itinerary that I was given at the hostel (Thalawing Guest...

7 Things To Know Before Traveling Myanmar

Let’s start with some practical information on Myanmar. The country is changing fast and becoming more tourist friendly everyday. That’s why finding up to date...


Burmese Smile

More then the golden pagodas, the beautiful temples of Bagan or the wild landscapes; the smiles are what will make you fall in love with Myanmar. Everyday you will...


Uncovering the ancient city of Bagan

I didn’t think any ancient ruin could top Angkor until I arrived in Bagan. This archaic city has stayed a secret for the past half century. Now, with tourism given...


Set back in time

It didn’t take me long to realize that the people in Mawlamyine were not yet used to spot foreigners. By early afternoon, I had still not seen any other foreigners. I...


A hill tribe pet spa

Hsipaw is a small village in Shan State and starting point for most trekking tours to the Palaung ethnic minorities. During the half-day uphill trek, we walked over...


You won’t forget this train journey anytime soon

Former summer capital of the British colonial administrators of Burma and located on a plateau, Pyin Oo Lwin has a refreshingly cool climate. The eerie town is spread...


Can you face the abyss?

‘A monster of silver geometry in all the ragged rock and jungle, its presence was bizarre’ – Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar. Halfway to Mandalay, Pyin U...

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