Community tours changing lives in rural Myanmar

Community tours changing lives in rural Myanmar

The ancient city of Bagan is one of the biggest tourist draws to central Myanmar. Visitors spend their time meandering around the sandy landscapes on e-bikes, exploring temples and ruins of former glory, and climbing up to vantage points for stupa-dotted sunrises and sunsets. It’s an epic travel experience that...

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What a Burmese monk taught me about love and friendship

What a Burmese monk taught me about love and friendship

Little did I know that four days after stepping foot in Myanmar, I would be sitting in the presence of one of the country’s most well-known monks. In my journey to circumnavigate the world by couch-surfing through my social network, Myanmar has brought me the most serendipitous memories. While this...

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In photos: Tips for a trip to Yangon

In photos: Tips for a trip to Yangon

What are the highlights you have to take in while in Yangon? What are the must-eat foods you have to try? Where should you go for a cocktail after a day of sightseeing? We asked Natasha Lee of Destination Envy to give us her tips for a perfect trip to...

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Exploring Yangon by night

Exploring Yangon by night

As night falls over Yangon, the pace of the urban sprawl that’s home to 5.21 million intensifies. Stalls spring to life, the smell of food wafts down alleyways, and people finish work and spill out onto the streets. There are after-hours errands to run, meals to be shared between family...

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Unlike any you know: Life beside the rails in Yangon

Unlike any you know: Life beside the rails in Yangon

Words and photos by The Common Wanderer ‘This is Myanmar ,’ wrote Rudyard Kipling, “and it’s unlike any land you know”.   Like any clichéd travel quote, the one above has been thrown about pretty often by writers and journalists, in travel circles, and travellers who struggle to find the words...

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Photo Of The Week: Ancient Lands Of Myanmar

Photo Of The Week: Ancient Lands Of Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) is one of those places where every picture truly tells a story. With golden pagodas rising from lush greenery, the rich tastes and traditions lure us to these ancient lands. Former capital Yangon is filled with beautiful temples and lakeside haunts begging to have their photo taken. We always oblige!

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City of Locals: 9 Things You Will Experience on an Urban Adventure in Yangon

City of Locals: 9 Things You Will Experience on an Urban Adventure in Yangon

Chaos glimmering with the beauty of golden pagodas and thriving with local life. That would be Yangon in a nutshell. On arrival, it is a complex maze of roads packed with cars (a challenge to cross alone) and winding streets which will take you in circles. Instinctive navigation fades away,...

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Photo of the Week: Fishing at Inle Lake, Burma

Photo of the Week: Fishing at Inle Lake, Burma

We love photos that portray aspects of local life all over the world. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that we chose this picture as this week’s Photo of the Week – it perfectly captures this highly skilled fisherman on Inle Lake in Burma, carefully teetering on...

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