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
When fresh restrictions were imposed on the logging industry in 2016, scores of elephants found themselves out of a job. Threatened by poachers in the wilds of the Bago Yoma Ranges, and with their previous owners unable to support them, a lucky few were given refuge at the Wingabaw Elephant ConservaRead More
I’m no stranger to Pyin Oo Lwin, in fact I must have visited the Flower City – named so for its spectacular botanical gardens and flower festival – about six times.However, this time around I wasn’t going to look at pretty plants, I was off to see the stunning Gokteik Viaduct, the second-higRead More