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Mogok: A town famous for its rubies but hidden from travellers

Located in a valley surrounded by mountains, Mogok looks like an upturned bamboo hat. A variety of ethic people live in this place known as Ruby Land – a name it earned as the world’s highest quality rubies can be found there. Mogok is a town representing the diversity of Myanmar where many

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Experiencing Bagan by E-Bike

It had been ten years since I last came here to Bagan. As soon as I arrived after taking the coach from Yangon, I remembered how peaceful this place is: open fields, no cars and little noise.


It was nearly 6am and not a soul was in sight as I made my way to the hotel, taking

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Trekking into Nature in Northern Shan State

My train from Pyin Oo Lwin took seven hours, passed over the famous Goteik Viaduct, and arrived in Hsipaw at 5pm. I was ta ken to my hotel by tuk-tuk.
That night I stayed at Tai House Resort. The hotel was quite clean and quiet with bungalow rooms. I had originally planned just to go around the c

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Learning to fish with the Ayeyawady Dolphins

With contribution from U Kyaw Hla Thein

Recently, good news for Ayeyawady Dolphin lovers was announced stating that the number of Irrawaddy Dolphins had increased by seven this year bringing the total population of the river to 76. The good news was concluded by a jointly conducted survey by

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