Myanmar Travel Blog

Travel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Myanmar (Burma)

Hello and welcome to our Myanmar travel blog. You will find all our blog posts from Myanmar (Burma) in this section of our website.

Maybe you found our Myanmar travel blog because you are considering visiting Myanmar, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to South East Asia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Myanmar.

For all its political turmoil, Myanmar remains a beautiful country. We both know Myanmar quite well and have travelled there several times – Mark first visited as a twenty-something backpacker, and Kirsty first went on a work trip around twenty years ago. We have backpacked around Myanmar a few times since we began our nomadic life and spent four months working in the country a few years ago. Compared to the other South-East Asian countries, Myanmar receives relatively few travellers and you can still get a real sense of adventure without going too far off the beaten path.

Our Myanmar blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.

Browse all of our Burma / Myanmar blog posts

Back in the day: Visiting Rakhine State in Myanmar (Burma)

Back in the day: Visiting Rakhine State in Myanmar (Burma)

A look back on one of our early trips to Myanmar when we visited the temples at Mrauk-U and the tattooed Chin women Every now and then I like to write a blog post about my travelling days when I was in my early to mid-teens, which was around twenty-five years ago! If...

Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.

Five Years of Travel: Our Top 5

Five Years of Travel: Our Top 5

Today, 30 November, marks the 5 year anniversary of us leaving our life in the UK. Here are some of our favourite memories from five years of travel.

Local Eats at Yangon’s 19th Street

Local Eats at Yangon’s 19th Street

Looking for cheap eats in Yangon? Located in Yangon’s China Town, 19th Street is lined with curbside eateries and is the place locals head for a night out.

Two More Weeks in Lovely Burma

Two More Weeks in Lovely Burma

An account of travelling independently in Myanmar (Burma) from Yangon to Sittwe and Mrauk U, continuing to Taunggok and on to Pyay.


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