American living in Kachin’s capital gives her advice for the best way to experience the city of the north. Perhaps because of its geographic remoteness –it’s more than 700 miles from Yangon and a 23-hour train ride from Mandalay –Myitkyina is largely off the tourist map. Yet forRead More
For visitors to Nyaung Shwe, the town serving visitors to Inle Lake, not long ago there was little more to do after a day out than retire to your hotel and get an early night’s sleep. Thankfully, there is now a bounty of quality restaurant bars with fun cocktail menus, delicious dishes and a greatRead More
Myanmar’s southern city of Myeik was not always part of Myanmar nor has it always been named ‘Myeik’ but it has always been an important, diverse and lively port city.
Initially, Myeik was a city at the southernmost point of the ancient and mighty Pagan Kingdom. After the kin
Driving helter-skelter through the Rakhine Yoma towards the Bay of Bengal, aiming for the coast somewhere between beach towns Ngwesaung and Ngapali, we kept hoping for this mountain to be the last only to be surprised with another crest between us and the sea. The sun had dropped low. After about seRead More