It’s true, in recent years there has been something of a tourism boom in Hpa-an, the capital town of Karen State. This can be attributed to its location along the road between Yangon and the Myaywaddy-Maesot border crossing. It’s also popular with all kinds of Yangonites looking for a breath ofRead More
Located on Dhamazedi Road in the space where Monument Books used to be, The Warehouse held a grand opening on Saturday May 6th with crowds spilling out into the yard where a band played live music and guests enjoyed a barbeque.
The Warehouse story started in 1996 in Vietnam, and has now oper
Aung Khaing Myint greets me at the door with a handshake that billows out in a cloud of chalk powder. Inside, behind him, a young boy clings to the wall while his friend hollers encouragement from the padded floor below. Coach Nyi Nyi Aung stands watch, instructing the young climber on his next moveRead More
Gliding along the Dokhtawady River, we pass blissful, bathing water buffalo, only their heads and twitching ears visible above the water. We chug past sprawling banyan trees, their exposed roots creeping along the muddy richness of the river bank soil, their lofty branches offering brief respites ofRead More