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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

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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

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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

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Blood, Sweat and Kindness: In Myanmar the Goodwill of Mankind still Exists

The people of Myanmar are, without a doubt, some of the kindest people we have met on our travels. Nothing is too much trouble. They always smile and are friendly. We've had people give us lifts, offer us shelter and share their food and water (and on some occasions tea) and we once even had… Continue reading Blood, Sweat and Kindness: In Myanmar the Goodwill of Mankind still Exists