Archive for the 'Yangon' Category

Sep 06 2013

Review: Union Bar and Grill, Yangon

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Union Bar selection

Yangon (Rangoon) isn’t always the easiest city in which to find decent WiFi coupled with decent food — but Western-style Union Bar and Grill, though its prices are at the upper end of what you’ll typically find in the city, fits the bill. The grill makes a good stop off for those just visiting the harbour … read the full post

Aug 25 2013

Drug Elimination Museum, Yangon

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A diorama in the Drug Elimination Museum, Yangon

The Drugs Elimination Museum in Yangon (Rangoon) is a bizarre must-visit museum for anyone interested in the history of Myanmar’s drug wars. Founded in 2001, the exhibitions traverse war scenes, political history and artwork about the horrors of drug-induced insanity. Along with Thailand and Laos, Myanmar helps to form the notorious Golden Triangle, historically one … read the full post

Jul 21 2013

Burmese food: A brief introduction

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Local lunch in Bagan with tomato and peanut salad

Burma’s food reflects the population’s highly varied ethnic mix: Bamar (ethnic Burmese), Chinese, Bengali, Tamil, Nepalese, Shan, Mon, Kachin and so on. The country’s neighbours — Thailand, China’s Yunnan, Bangladesh and India — also exert strong culinary influences. At its best, this creates an original and very rich national cuisine. Ethnic Indian-run eateries are found … read the full post

Jul 13 2013

Eating at 19th Street in Chinatown, Yangon

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Picking skewers from 19th Street China Town BBQ in Yangon

19th Street in Chinatown, Yangon (Rangoon), is known for its long rows of barbecue stalls. Every taxi driver knows where it is, as it’s become a bit of a landmark itself. Here you’ll find cheap skewers ready to be tossed on the fire pit and menus packed with local selections being browsed by tourists and locals … read the full post

Jun 25 2013

Review: 50th Street Bar and Grill, Yangon

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Inside 50th Street Bar and Grill

50th Street Bar and Grill is a modern midrange option for Western food just outside the beating heart of downtown Yangon (Rangoon). Air-con, WiFi, excellent food, friendly service, local entertainment and quality alcohol are the offerings that bring the crowds here. The building stands out among the traditional ones elsewhere on the street and will … read the full post

Jun 19 2013

Yangon in photos

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There's also plenty of gorgeous old buildings, sadly many of them will be knocked down for brass & glass.

We recently had the pleasure of three weeks travelling in Burma and while we had grand plans for covering a raft of destinations in those three weeks, plans went askew when we arrived in Yangon, fell in love with it and spent five days there. Oops. In the end we only covered Yangon, Pyay and … read the full post