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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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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