Lashio Lay restaurant Mandalay

Where to Eat and Sleep in Myanmar

Booking cheap and good quality accommodation in Myanmar can be tricky, and so is finding a good place to eat. Here’s our best tips for Mandalay, Bagan and Kalaw

Sunset approaching Bagan

Boat Trip From Mandalay to Bagan

A river cruise on the Irrawaddy, a whole day slowly sliding through a world without mobile network and technology. How to reach Bagan from Mandalay by boat and what to expect on board and upon your arrival in Nyang-U, Bagan

Burmese lady at the market

A day at the Markets of Mandalay

A busy day in Mandalay: visiting two markets and a beautiful teak monastery under the expert guidance of Sean, our local trishaw rider. A sunset by the river closed the day off spectacularly.

Sunset on Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill is definitely one of the best spots in town, and the Sutaungpyei Pagoda at its top is a beautiful place of peace at sunset.

Burmese kid in Mandalay

Arriving in Mandalay

The visit at the tourist office was a trip back in time. The absence of electronic displays and advertisement gave it more the looks of a library. The information office itself was anachronistic, and the absence of computers and screens was striking…