Mandalay – Myanmar 2016

The name ‘Mandalay’ tends to invoke something of a romantic nostalgia, as if there is some kind of magic to the city. This must come from its colonial days and of course the poem ‘Mandalay’… View Post

Pyin Oo Lwin – Train ride and beautiful gardens – Myanmar 2016

The train ride from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin is fame for its scenic beauty and it’s one that i’d heard many backpacker talk about and recommend to me. I’m happy to say it lived… View Post

Hsipaw – The Town and a Trek – Myanmar 2016

  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… View Post

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

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… View Post

Inle Lake – Myanmar 2016

Inle Lake is famous for the local life on the lake, there are many people who live on the lakeside and some actually on the lake itself. For me this is the reason to visit,… View Post

Trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake – Myanmar 2016

The main reason for travellers to visit Kalaw is to do the trek from there to Inle lake. After arriving in Kalaw, 10 of us who had hired the bus to bring us here elected… View Post

Bagan and Thingyan (water festival) – Myanmar 2016

Arriving in Bagan I rendezvoused with friends i’d made in Yangons bus station who were staying at the same hostel as me and we headed there. It was called Ostello Bello and it’s a really… View Post