VIDEO – An Insight Into Myanmar Train Journeys

One of the questions I get asked the most about my journey through Myanmar is “How are the trains?”. While overnight bus coaches seem to be the most popular choice of transport for its cost and reliability, there is still a charm and a real sense of the golden age of travel by taking the train in Myanmar. While the trains…
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How 777 Steps & Monkey Poop Gave Me Enlightenment

Many people before we decided to travel to Myanmar had told us stories of their trips to Mount Popa. Many relayed how hot and smelly it would be, some told tales of their possessions being stolen from their bags by one the many hundreds of monkeys on the mountain, while others complained of the disgusting state of the floors. I’ll…
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Train Travel vs Buses in Myanmar/Burma

When we were in our initial planning stage of our trip to Myanmar we read many a horror story of travellers experiences of train travel in Myanmar and many strongly suggested taking overnight buses instead. But I have to disagree. Any traveller who wants to experience real Myanmar needs to take at least one train journey. It is a great…
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The Day A New Era Was Born

Exactly 26 years ago, on 8th August 1988 Burmese citizens woke up on a wet Monday morning with no idea what tragedy and destruction would lay ahead of them. During my time in Myanmar as it is now called, I heard all about the 8888 uprising (08/08/1988) and how in the week leading up to the protest day every single…
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