Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon and Lunch at 999 Shan Noodle

After our Heritage Building walk and a refreshing beer in the Strand Hotel bar, Bob walked us over to where we’d decided to have lunch, a restaurant called 999 Shan Noodle at No. 130 B 34th Street. It’s not fancy, and it’s not expensive, but it certainly was delicious, and we had a nice time chatting…

Heritage Building Walking Tour Yangon, Myanmar

Walking around Yangon, you can’t help but notice the mix of new construction, golden pagodas, and the crumbling faded glory of beautiful old buildings, many built between 1900 and 1930. I’ve always been fascinated in architecture, both old and new, so taking a walking tour to check out some of the heritage buildings of Yangon…

Yangon Food Tour

After checking into the hotel, we had an appointment to go on a lunch time street food tour of the city with Yangon Food Tours. Our guide met us at the hotel and we set off on foot in for a tour around the neighborhood’s street food, stall, and small restaurant offerings. At the first…

The Strand Hotel, Yangon Myanmar (Burma)

Our time on Inle Lake was too short and after our 3 nights there, we were off back to a whirlwind 36 hours in Yangon. First, we had to get there. This time we opted for a car back to the airport (instead of the boat and car option) and it was much faster and…

Road Trip To Kakku, Myanmar (Burma)

After the market we had a 2 hour drive to the town of Taunggyi, in Shan State, where we had to stop at local Pa’ O people’s collective center. There, we had to pay an entrance fee to the area and hire a local guide (which makes sure that some tourist dollars make it back into…

Inle Lake Local Market Myanmar (Burma)

On our last full day at Inle Lake, we hired a car and driver for a long day of exploration, eventually ending up at the pagoda complex of Kakku, several hours away. But first, the driver took us to a nearby local market on our way out of the area. It was quite busy and…

Inle Lake Resort, Myanmar (Burma)

After a couple of days exploring the temples of Bagan, we flew to Heho, the closest airport to our destination, Inle Lake. When researching Inle, the biggest decision seemed to be “where to stay?” There are dozens of lovely looking resorts around the lake, but did we want one closer to a town to have…