By Marie Starr
Photos by Phyo Thiha
With improvements to infrastructure, a more convenient visa process and fewer restricted areas, more tourists in Myanmar – both local and foreign – are making their way to destinations once considered to be ‘off the beaten track.’ While there are
By Jared Downing
With recent highway upgrade, the road from Bago to the Thai border is a beautiful, historical hitchhiking journey.
In eastern Myanmar, winding like a grey thread through the Karen Hills, the notorious Kawkareik Pass guards the road from Yangon to Thailand. In 194
Day Trip #1: Twante -Twante is a small town located across the Hlaing River to the west of downtown Yangon. Though close to the city, the town feels like a world away with its relaxing, rural vibe. Twante is famous for its numerous pottery workshops.
Many of clay pots used for storing wat
It was easy enough to find a freight truck rolling out of Hsipaw in Shan State on the way to Mandalay—a simple matter of standing by the road and waving.
A truck stopped, the co-driver rolled down his window, I said “Mandalay! Mandalay!” and just like that we were off, rolling through