Countryside Lunch in Myanmar

Countryside Lunch in Myanmar

I love good food, and luckily for me, a countryside lunch is already planned. Kwar’s friend / our ‘chauffer’ / local pop star, drives the five of us from Saddar Cave in eastern Myanmar to his bandmates home in the nearby countryside. It’s an amazing place, albeit not...
Fish for Food in Myanmar

Fish for Food in Myanmar

She snipped off the head and tail, finishing with a final clip low on the stomach. The shiny hand-length fish glistened in the early morning light as she threw it back into the pile. The pile of bodies on one side of the tarp shrank, as the pile on the...
Hpa An’s Saddar Cave & Thingyan Holiday – Myanmar

Hpa An’s Saddar Cave & Thingyan Holiday – Myanmar

It’s dark in Saddar Cave. Bare bulbs are strung along the entire path, providing just enough light for the holiday crowds to slowly make their way through the cave. My feet are cool on the damp dirt as I walk barefoot, which is a wonderful change from the...
6 Funny Safety Precautions for Myanmar

6 Funny Safety Precautions for Myanmar

Safety in Myanmar is the #1 inquiry I receive about the country from friends, family, and fellow travelers. This makes sense considering its recent history of military dictator leadership. Here’s a sampling of those questions. Is it scary in Myanmar (Burma) or...
Travel in Myanmar with Kids – Activities, Part II

Travel in Myanmar with Kids – Activities, Part II

As a non-parent, I encourage all my readers to consider traveling to Myanmar with your children now or when they’re a little older. There are plenty of activities for kids in Myanmar, and due to the friendly culture it would be easy for your kids to meet local...
Travel with Kids in Myanmar (Burma) – Part I

Travel with Kids in Myanmar (Burma) – Part I

This series of blog posts describes what you can expect if you decide to travel with kids in Myanmar, based on 5 weeks of travel in April and May, 2016. Use this series in conjunction with your favorite guidebook. I don’t provide specific hotels and activity...
Visiting Mindat, Myanmar Off The Beaten Path

Visiting Mindat, Myanmar Off The Beaten Path

Mindat, Myanmar is located in the Chin State in western Myanmar. The region was opened to independent tourists in approximately January 2016 and I visited in May. Generally, tourists arrive on a tour, stay a day or two, and move on. Arriving is a little tricky by bus,...