Novice Monks in Mandalay

Myanmar Revisited

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Myanmar twice now in 2005 and 2016. In this post I note some of the changes I saw between the two visits and some of my top tips for traveling the country in 2016.

Bagan Pagodas at Sunrise

Bagan - Land of Pagodas

Bagan, also known as the “land of pagodas” is such a dream. Over 2,000 pagodas varying in size but largely made of red brick are sprawled out across this dry 13 x 8 km farmland.

Inle Lake Traditional Fisherman

Inle Lake Adventures

Inle Lake is such a peaceful, serene and relaxing oasis in the middle of Myanmar. I highly recommend it as a destination if you are going on a trip to Myanmar.

U Bein Bridge Reflections

A Glimpse of Mandalay

Mandalay, one of Myanmar’s most popular cities has a number of attractions that make it worth a visit.

Sweet Tea in Mandalay

Burmese Tea Shop Experience

Tea shops are a core part of life in Myanmar and I stopped and ate at them often during my visits to this amazing country.

Taung Kalat 2

A Day Trip to Mt. Popa

Mt. Popa is home to a large volcanic plug formation with modern pagoda and is a quick day trip from Bagan.

Fisherman on the Irrawaddy

Slowboat Ride from Bagan to Mandalay

If you are planning to travel between Bagan and Mandalay, and you have time to spare, I recommend taking the slow boat ride to get there.