Category Myanmar

The wonderful world of hostels

I can guarantee in this day and age where words such as “boutique”, “vintage” and “hipster” are widely used, so has the same been applied to the new range of hostels that have been coming into the market over the past few years. Hostelworld just published this article about 11 boutique hostels that will blow you away! which […]

Myanmar – Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw and Pindaya Caves

Depending on how long you tend to visit Myanmar for, most people will visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake – previous post:  But I also recommend Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw and Pindaya Caves.  All set in the hills, offering a cooler climate and a slower pace of life. My two weeks itinerary looked like […]

Myanmar – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

My two week itinerary was quite concise but definitely manageable. Yangon > Bagan > Mandalay > (day trip) Sagaing, Inwa, Amarapura > Pyin Oo Lwin > Mandalay > Kalaw > Pindaya Caves > Inle Lake > Yangon If you prefer to take things at a slower pace then ultimately you will probably find yourself in Yangon, […]

Myanmar, the introduction

Reflection is a great thing.  Writing up a trip after the return, rather than during, can possibly end up with the blog post and memories being more positive, romantic and invigorating after having that time of reflection.  I had planned for the first time to blog from the road.  From the moment I arrived in […]

5 weeks to go……

…… till Burma! Let me take you on a roller coaster of my mind…. First, book the flights months in advance.  Then buy at least ten publications – both fiction and non fiction on the country that I will be visiting. Enthusiastically start reading the first book.  Take six months to read it.  Then have only 5 […]