Myanmar Travel BlogTravel 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.
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In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
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...
A suggested itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to Myanmar (Burma) including the highlights as well as off the beaten path places.
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.
A photographic look back at Yangon then and now. When you compare these two photos, how much has Burma (Myanmar) changed over the years?
The warm smiling faces of the people of Burma are distinctive as many faces are decorated with the yellowish tint of ‘tanaka’.
A photo essay of our 2013 year of travels. This year we explored a lot of Asia and in this post we highlight some of our favourite photographs of the year.
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.
The full moon in May is known as the Full Moon of Kason (May in Burmese). On this day Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and path to Nirvana.
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.
Last weekend we escaped a hot and sweaty Yangon and headed for the Myanmar coastal resort of Ngwe Saung on an office holiday.
An account of travelling independently in Myanmar (Burma) from Yangon to Sittwe and Mrauk U, continuing to Taunggok and on to Pyay.