Tag Archives: Burma

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: http://bit.ly/MyanmarPartA.  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 […]

My Travel Inspiration

My youngest memory of just how enchanting the world could be was from flicking through my grandparents photos from days gone by.  My mother is a daughter of a Colour Sergeant who served 25 years in the British Army.  Before meeting my Gran, Grandad served out in India for 5 years followed by Burma for just over a year […]