Mount Popa: Summiting Myanmar’s Extinct Volcano

Taung Ma-gyi The hike to the summit of Mount Popa, or Taung Ma-gyi as it is now officially known, is one of Myanmar’s best half-day excursions. Yet, it’s a trek that you’ve probably never heard of. Here are all the details and why you should do it!   What is Taung Ma-gyi? Taung Ma-gyi, or… Continue reading Mount Popa: Summiting Myanmar’s Extinct Volcano


Culture Shock is Real

The term culture shock is defined as ‘the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life or set of attitudes.’ It is a term widely used but which few fully understand. Here, I’d like to share some of my personal experiences of culture shock and… Continue reading Culture Shock is Real


Top 12 Travel Experiences in Myanmar

Ollie and I first travelled in Myanmar in 2015, spending one month hitting the country’s top destinations. Since then, we have not only returned on multiple trips to journey across the length and breadth of the country, but we have also spent the last 18 months living here in Yangon. We’ve travelled in every state,… Continue reading Top 12 Travel Experiences in 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


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


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 Kyaiktiyo… Continue reading Experiencing Small-Town Myanmar in Ye


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


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


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