Archive for October, 2013

Oct 28 2013

Should you book in advance for high season travel in Burma (Myanmar)?

Published by under Money & costs

Keep dreamin...

We’ll keep this post short and to the point: if you’re on the “greatest hits” loop in Burma (Myanmar) ie Yangon -> Bagan -> Mandalay -> Inle Lake -> Yangon, and are travelling between November and February, then the answer to the question of whether you should book in advance for high season travel is … read the full post

Oct 18 2013

Portraits of Kengtung

Published by under Shan State

Woman from the Enn ethnic group

Now that land border crossing regulations have been relaxed, it’s easy to travel to Kengtung from the Mae Sai-Tachilek crossing. Kengtung is an old British administrative post, the largest town of eastern Shan State and the former “capital” of the Golden Triangle; it’s just a short drive north of the crossing on a decent and … read the full post

Oct 06 2013

Mawlamyine street life

Published by under Culture

Colourful Indian market vendor

Mawlamyine, or Moulmein, is to our minds one of the most photogenic towns in Burma. The town’s fantastic location boasts ancient temples overlooking dramatic limestone crags to the east and the picturesque islands and seascapes of the Salween Estuary to the west, and the locals lack the shyness you so often see among those living … read the full post