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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 – the Burmese face mask. We had a lot of fun learning about Burmese food in Mandalay ...
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Myanmar observations: the thanaka

Our 9 interesting facts about Myanmar

We spent 3 weeks in Myanmar in January 2015 and instantly fell in love with the people. The Burmese were very curious towards us foreigners but extremely friendly and welcoming. It was really endearing and you just can’t help but smile back. As well as the friendly Burmese, here’s our favourite Myanmar observations and interesting facts that stuck ...
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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, 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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Sunrise in Bagan at the Buledi pagoda

Bagan temples in Myanmar: best for sunrise or sunset?

Bagan is an ancient town in central Myanmar with over 2,000 temples. We visited Bagan in January 2015 as part of our travels in Myanmar. We based ourselves in the nearby backpacker friendly town of Nyaung U at Eden Motel, although for more upmarket options, consider staying at the nearby New Bagan at somewhere like Bagan Nova. We ...
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