Myanmar

Your Ultimate Yangon Travel Guide with 46+ Things to See

Once known as Rangoon, Yangon is Myanmar’s largest and most commercial city. It was the country’s capital until 1995 when the military decreed that newly built Nay Pyi Taw, in the centre of Myanmar, would be the new capital. Although most government ministries can now be found in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon is still home… Continue reading Your Ultimate Yangon Travel Guide with 46+ Things to See

Myanmar

A Quick Guide to Hpa-An

The small, riverside capital of Kayin state, Hpa-An, is a great base from which to explore the stunning surrounding area. Tree-covered limestone hills rise above iridescent green paddy fields and small villages dot the landscape. If you’ve ever been to Krabi in Thailand or Ninh Binh in Vietnam, the scenery around Hpa-An will surely evoke… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Hpa-An

Myanmar

Experiencing Small-Town Myanmar in Ye

Until recently, Ye (pronounced ‘yay’) was not visited by foreign tourists due to government restrictions. Now that those restrictions have been lifted, this compact bustling town, nestled between Mawlamyine and Dawei in Mon state, is receiving more visitors. When you are visiting the main places that are well known in southern Myanmar, such as Hpa-An,… Continue reading Experiencing Small-Town Myanmar in Ye

Myanmar

Road Tripping the Mandalay Region: Your Must-See Guide

The Mandalay region is packed full of interesting sites that could keep you busy for a week or more. Rather than rush, trying to see three or even four of the ancient cities in one day, we recommend you to slow down and take two or three days to see the main highlights outside Mandalay.… Continue reading Road Tripping the Mandalay Region: Your Must-See Guide

Myanmar

How to See the Best of Taungoo and Nay Pyi Taw

In Myanmar, there are a select number of tourist hotspots, which offer some of the country’s best known features and sights. However, there are places that get overlooked for one reason or another. Here’s some inspiration to convince you to visit Taungoo and Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. Taungoo A typical highway town between Yangon… Continue reading How to See the Best of Taungoo and Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar

21 Awesome Things to See in Mandalay

Mandalay is Myanmar’s second-largest city, an urban centre laid out in a functional grid with plenty of concrete buildings, traffic and dust. It’s the rare traveller that immediately falls for Mandalay. However, look past the city’s surface and you’ll discover the cultural heart of the nation, a vibrant melting pot of countless monasteries, pagodas, workshops… Continue reading 21 Awesome Things to See in Mandalay

Myanmar

Escaping the Crowds in Myanmar: Northern Chin State

Chin is Myanmar’s poorest and least developed state, a remote mountainous land that reaches the borders of India and Bangladesh. Sparsely populated and lacking in infrastructure, Chin is home to densely forested hills, mountains that soar above 10,000ft, vast valleys and raging rivers. The people that inhabit this wild land are friendly and curious to… Continue reading Escaping the Crowds in Myanmar: Northern Chin State

Myanmar

All you Need to Know about Hsipaw

In the northeast of Myanmar is one of the country’s most popular states: Shan state. Its popularity is due to the incredible landscapes, famous sights and delicious food that it offers. An increasingly visited town is Hsipaw (pronounced ‘see-paw). Despite the increase in tourism, it remains a genuinely typical Myanmar town, while having just enough… Continue reading All you Need to Know about Hsipaw

Indonesia

How to See the Best of Flores in 14 Days

The beautiful Indonesian island of Flores is growing ever more popular year on year. Some visitors choose to fly into Labuanbajo, explore world-renowned Komodo National Park, then jet back to Bali; others opt for a rushed overland tour with a private car and driver. Adventurous budget travellers, meanwhile, fly into either Labuanbajo or Maumere, hire… Continue reading How to See the Best of Flores in 14 Days

Indonesia

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Sumatra

Sumatra has a mixture of people from many different backgrounds and religions that live side by side, all with a joint admiration, respect and fear for the other inhabitants of the island: the volcanoes! These gigantic original residents quietly watch over the land, coastal beaches, buzzing cities and of course, dense jungle. Within the jungle… Continue reading 10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Sumatra