One week in Myanmar

It seems that Myanmar is┬áthe┬áplace to be at the moment. Decades after being closed off to the world, this once inward looking country known as Burma is opening up to foreign investment and tourist dollars, now that The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi has officially sanctioned visitors. There is plenty to see and do in…

Beguiling Bagan, Myanmar: The Golden Land of Temples

Bagan, on Myanmar’s central plain, feels like the spiritual heart of the country. We land in a cloud of dust, the endless horizon curving up to greet us. Even early in the morning, the heat is intense this late in April. On our way to Old Bagan, we see a temple, then a second and…

3 Days in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is a bustling, busy city, much like any other Asian capital city. 3 days in Yangon is the perfect taster for travellers seeking to understand the heart of Myanmar, previously known as a Burma, as the country slowly opens up to the global community; though as with any other place, the more time you…

Planning for Myanmar

I’ll be heading off to Myanmar in about four days. This trip has been challenging in terms of logistics – unlike a usual travel trip, I haven’t been able to rely on the internet to make flight bookings. Myanmar has seen a sudden influx of tourists, since the tourism sanction was lifted and the Lady…