• 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…