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The Friendly Faces of Myanmar People: Happy Photos

The friendly and warm country of Myanmar, still largly untouched by tourism (although this is going through a rapid change) was a wonderful experience for us, and the people were a big reason for that. You may have read our posts already on ancient Bagan or colourful Yangon. We were there in February of this year, and spent about three weeks traipsing throughout this wonderful country. If there is one thing that...

Bagan: Travel This Ancient City Of Myanmar

In this week’s post, Trudy and I take you through the ancient and incredible city of Bagan in Myanmar, we travelled there earlier this year and had some wonderful experiences. Bagan was one of my favourite places in South East Asia. Imagine red, dusty roads and a horizon on all directions silhouetted by thousands of ancient Buddhist temples. Some are in ruins and completely empty, waiting to be explored....

Yangon: Dirty & Wonderful; Arriving In Myanmar

Yangon, grimy and dusty, yet full of smiling people naturally curious about the white tourists who fly in via Bangkok. Coming out of the airport we were met with the hotel bus, it looked like something from the 50’s that had survived a war zone – awesome! The city is an amazing place to see, and a little bit dangerous to boot (and not for the reasons you might think). In some ways you feel a bit like a...

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon; and meeting Monks and Monasteries

If there is one thing that everyone does in Yangon, and in fact, Myanmar, it’s visit the outrageously glorious Shwedagon Pagoda. This gold-gilded beauty has a Stupa that rises 326 feet in the air and is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists from all around Asia. The old Toyota taxi cranked its way through the culturally fascinating yet grimy Yangon. You pass people on rickety old bicycles and the Asian-esque rumble...

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