Tag: Myanmar

  • 9 reasons why Myanmar should be at the top of your list of places to go next

    9 reasons why Myanmar should be at the top of your list of places to go next

    I’ve heard it said that backpacking through Myanmar is your chance to experience what South East Asia was like 20 years ago, before it was flooded with package tourists and screaming touts, and the internet changed the ways we travel. Well, I can’t tell you if this is true or not – 20 years ago […]

  • Myanmar’s fairytale castle – exploring the monastery on Mt Popa

    Myanmar’s fairytale castle – exploring the monastery on Mt Popa

    Yes, I did take that photo. Yes, it really does look like that. Golden spires sweeping elegantly towards the sky from a sheer rocky outcrop on the side of a volcano, accessed by a 777 step covered walkway. This is Taung Kalat Monastery, situated under the imposing shadow of Mt Popa just a 50km drive […]

  • The train to Hsipaw

    The train to Hsipaw

    I like train travel. It may date back to loving Thomas the Tank Engine as a small child, or be related to the fact that there aren’t many trains in the area where I grew up, so train travel has always been a novelty. But whatever the reason, I think it’s a great way to […]