Nuts N’ Bolts Guide to… Myanmar

Hi all, time for another ‘Nuts N Bolts’ Guide, this time to Myanmar, the former Burma, where I headed four years ago now. Myanmar is a great country to visit these days in South East Asia, rapidly changing and welcoming more and more tourists every year. On the flip side, although the country has opened …

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Yangon, Myanmar’s Former Capital

It seems in Myanmar they like to change the names of places. From Burma to Myanmar (As JP Peterson once said, you may call it ‘Myanmar’ but to me it will always be ‘Burma’) and Rangoon to Yangon. And then, of course, they moved the capital completely to a place called Naypyidaw. Oh, the flag …

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Foto Friday – That’s Me! In Myanmar!

I always like to put my best foot forward, and here I am being perfectly normal on the platform at Yangon Central Station awaiting the train of yesterday's blog. (Read it here) And for fun I thought I'd share this restaurant sign from Nyangshwe in Myanmar too. This slick, professional design could be used for …

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Train Journeys – Yangon Circular Railway

  The final ‘Train Journeys’ from Myanmar. Sorry, meant to have this up months ago but the long queue of things I needed to edit just didn’t allow me time to do the video until this week! So, it was more than a year ago now that I took this trip – seems rather strange …

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Travel Itineraries – Myanmar

Another itinerary to lay before you today – going back 12 months to my amazing time in Myanmar where I spent 18 awesome days. Was it enough? Naturally it wasn’t, but one can only get the time off one can get. Such is life! However, it’s not a bad amount of time to get a …

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Seven on Sunday – Myanmar Highlights

Although I’m in the process of reviewing all the experiences of my very recent trip to New Zealand and Sydney, earlier in the year I had an amazing trip to Thailand and Myanmar. This Sunday, with Christmas sneaking up behind me quietly but very quickly, I thought I’d return back to Myanmar and do a …

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Accommodation Review – Agga Youth Hotel, Yangon

Well, I didn’t find this place in my guide book, but it seemed to fit what I needed and I found it online by chance. It had a nice website and it looked new and pretty clean, and it was both those things, although it wasn’t quite as I expected it. Still, Yangon may not …

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