On the move but back to civilisation: Yangon, Bangkok, Manila

A reminder of home   I’m almost thankful our night bus from Hpa An dropped us at a bus stop in Yangon at three o’clock in the morning. It reminded me what an interesting country I was soon to be leaving, a thought I was extremely saddened by. Myself and Jaimie caught a taxi to our […]

Admiring the view: Hpa An, Myanmar

Our reason for visiting Mawlamyine was so we could take the scenic boat ride to the small town of Hpa An four hours north of the Thanlwin river. We had heard about the journey from friends we met in Vietnam who took the ride just two months previously so were surprised to learn that the twice […]

Local trains and lots of cake: Mawlamyine, Myanmar

Tea + cake + cycling = happiness  I had expressed an interest in getting the local train from Kyaiktiyo to Mawlamyine, as not only was it an eighth of the price but it would be an experience – and an experience it was. Not only did we pass some of the most fantastic scenery in the whole […]

More rain than shine: Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Myanmar

When it rains it pours Thankfully the night bus dropped us right outside Sea Sar guesthouse which was basic but pleasant and within our price range at just over $10 each a night. From first glance the town of Kyaiktiyo was much different to Kyaukme, not only were we back down south but the town itself is a […]