Category: Myanmar

Destination: Myanmar

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5 highlights of Yangon

5 highlights of Yangon in Myanmar you cannot miss

Yangon is a very cool city. Whilst it has a modern face with trendy bars and fancy restaurants, it has also retained its colonial charm with some of the best preserved buildings from the days of the British Empire. The tea house culture has held strong and let’s of course not forget the standout highlight, the stunning Shwedagon ...
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Myanmar travel video

Our Myanmar travel video

Our Myanmar travel video includes some of our favourite moments of our travels around Mandalay, Bagan, trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake and finally in Yangon. The temples of Bagan were one of the highlights as was learning about the thanaka Рthe Burmese face mask. We had a lot of fun learning about Burmese food in Mandalay ...
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Posing with group of Burmese wearing longyi

10 interesting facts about Myanmar you didn’t know

We spent 3 weeks travelling in Myanmar and completely fell in love with the Burmese. They are so welcoming, always smiling that you can’t help glow with happiness.Myanmar is not the most frequented destination for travellers in Southeast Asia. As such, outside the main cities like Yangon and Bagan, the Burmese rarely see many foreigners. ...
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Burmese food: Sebastien with samosa salad

Best Burmese foods to try in Myanmar

Burmese food startled us at first because it can be quite oily.And just as we started to get used to spicy foods (particularly after Sri Lankan food), we were surprised to find that Burmese food is quite mild – by Asian standards of course!The tea houses and street food scene of Yangon and variety of Burmese ...
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gay life in Yangon with local boy Aung Zuy

Gay life in Yangon – what’s it like growing up gay in Myanmar

Myanmar is a very conservative and religious country with around 89% of the population practising Buddhism. In addition, it has retained the old colonial homophobic laws inherited from the British Empire.Whilst Queen Elizabeth in the UK recently “signed” gay marriages into law, 150 years ago, Queen Victoria oversaw section 377 of the 1860 Penal Code being ...
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