Burma/ Myanmar

Myanmar, more so than any country in Southeast Asia, is changing quickly. When we arrived in Yangon, we quickly realised that our guidebook (the latest edition when we’d set off)…

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Burma/ Myanmar

Our overnight bus – resplendent with go-faster stripes of vomit (stale and fresh) down the side – wove through the mountains and, a mere fourteen hours later, eventually arrived at…

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Burma/ Myanmar

Burma/ Myanmar

Burma/ Myanmar

We arrived in Mandalay after a bumpy, but otherwise not awful, minicoach journey from Bagan. Unlike previous journeys, this one had left at the sensible time of 9am and deposited…

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Burma/ Myanmar

I’d wager that at one point in time, Bagan was the world’s most prolific construction site. The Bagan temples are oft-cited as Myanmar’s equivalent to Cambodia’s Angkor, although I can…

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Burma/ Myanmar

Burma/ Myanmar

As our (delayed) plane circled and prepared to land for our three days in Yangon – the capital of Myanmar (or Burma, I use the two interchangeably) – I realised…

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Burma/ Myanmar