Hsipaw – The Town and a Trek – Myanmar 2016

The people of Myanmar - kids in a village near Hsipaw

  Hsipaw is in Shan state.  When people talk about Myanmar sometimes they forget that it is a collection of states and that it is not correct to label them all under a Burmese banner. It’s hard to make any actuate comparisons, but maybe a way to put it in Western terms is that Shan state is to Myanmar such as Scotland is to the United Kingdom or Bavaria is to… Read moreHsipaw – The Town and a Trek – Myanmar 2016

Around Loika – Visiting tribes and mixed feelings – Myanmar April 2016

The people of Myanmar - Men in a Karenni village near Loikaw

The trip to Loika was an odd one.  We were transported by  boat down through Inle lake all the way to through to what I think was Pekon, i’m not completely sure but essentially after going through Inle we then went through very narrow river to reach another lake and then crossed that.  It was quite surreal at times passing through fields on both sides as the water was very… Read moreAround Loika – Visiting tribes and mixed feelings – Myanmar April 2016