Category: Burma

Mandalay U Bein Bridge

Road to Mandalay

Mandalay was my least favourite place in Myanmar but to be fair we didn’t spend much time there. In fact, we were only there in transit on our way to Bagan….

Golden rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The golden rock is the reason why people make the journey to Kyaiktiyo in Myanmar. It is the second most sacred site after Shwedagon Paya. Getting there is not a…

Inle lake fisherman

Serene Inle Lake

Inle Lake is probably the highlight of my trip to Myanmar. It was literally a breath of fresh air after braving the dusty roads of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. Two years…

Shwedagon in Yangon

Touring Yangon

We spent only one day and one night in Yangon and frankly I wouldn’t stay any longer. Yangon is a city which sleeps at 9:00pm so unless you…

Bagan

Bagan temples

If you’ve always marvelled at photos of Bagan in Burma / Myanmar with its endless layers of stupas, I can tell you the feeling is enhanced a hundred…

Train to Mandalay

A guided trip to Burma / Myanmar

Ever since I saw photos of Bagan in Myanmar at Felix Hug‘s photo exhibition a couple of years ago, I just had to go there. It did help that…