Category Archives: Myanmar

Myanmarian Reflections

Myanmar has shown itself to be my favourite country of Asia thus far. I love the place. While being a poor and an under-developed nation following years of a repressive military dictatorship, it has the potential to be a jewel … Continue reading

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Rangoon or Yangon? Part 2 (Day 8)

OK, where was I? Yeap…just had lunch and a rest at the hotel. My last night in town. Time for the evening’s activities. A visit to Yangon would not be complete without a visit to its most iconic site – … Continue reading

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Rangoon or Yangon? Part 1 (Day 8)

Well this morning I woke to my last full day in Myanmar. Tomorrow, 9 weeks of Round-the-World travel comes to an end and I head back to Scandinavia knowing I have another 104 weeks before my next chance for another … Continue reading

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From Shan to Mon (Day 7)

After a lovely few days of tranquility, sunshine and water it was time for another early rise and for me to leave Inle Lake for the old Burmese capital of Rangoon (Yangon). It was a little perplexing to board my … Continue reading

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Capsized Boats, Wandering Buddhas & Jumping cats – Lake Inle (Day 6)

Breakfast out of the way, time to begin enjoying day 6 in Myanmar and my second day on Lake Inle. First stop – Phaung Daw U Pagoda which houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in … Continue reading

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Shan’s Venice (Day 5)

Every third day it is the same, 5 am wake up calls, and just like clock work there is my driver ready and waiting to make sure I made my next flight. Duly checked in at Mandalay International Airport, I … Continue reading

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Morning walks, Rain, Religion & Dedicated Love – Mandalay (day 4)

I could say that it was up with the sun for my second day in Mandalay but unfortunately not. The threat of rain was hanging in the air but I shouldn’t complain as it was the first day in three … Continue reading

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