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Thirsty Thursdays: 50 Cent Triple Whiskeys in Mandalay, Myanmar

Tonight I recount yet another alcohol fuelled night of backpacking, as I recollect a night in Mandalay in Myanmar. While staying in the Royal Guest House (much less posh than its title suggests), I met Gijs, a cool Dutch guy who was doing Korea and some of Asia. We decided on a few beers out Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: 50 Cent Triple Whiskeys in Mandalay, Myanmar[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Breakfast in Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay, Myanmar

Here’s a direct honesty for you today on Friday’s Featured Food – food in Myanmar is bland, going on abysmal. I’m not a big fan and I feel it a duty to tell you just how untasty and innutritious the breakfasts in this country really are. This is in some contrast to my travel blogging Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Breakfast in Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay, Myanmar[…]

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Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Getting Money on the Black Market in Yangon, Myanmar

Changing money is a topic I’ve touched on a fair bit and as a perpetual traveller I look at in two ways: 1. If I have time I try to get the cheapest available rate possible 2. If I’m pushed for time and in an emergency, I check a few places quickly and pick the Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Getting Money on the Black Market in Yangon, Myanmar[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Tea Leaf Salad in Amarapura, Myanmar (Lahpet Thohk)

Today on Friday’s Featured Food we’re off to Myanmar for one of their special dishes. While backpacking there recently it would have been ridiculous not to try a “tea leaf salad”, known locally as Lahpet Thohk. This is very much a local speciality, only found in this form in Myanmar itself. Most local restaurants will Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Tea Leaf Salad in Amarapura, Myanmar (Lahpet Thohk)[…]

Pink and White Elephants in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is full of surprises and I’ll name check my Swiss travel buddy Michael (who I met on the Yangon Circle Line train) for this little welcome diversion which saw us visit firstly the Marble Buddha and secondly three pink and white elephants! Yes, albino elephants in Yangon as I backpacked through Myanmar last week. Read more about Pink and White Elephants in Yangon, Myanmar[…]

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Visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

One of the major sights in Yangon is the impressive Shwe Dagon Pagoda. This gleaming golden complex is a feast for the eyes, whether you’re a Buddhist or not. I visited it this week, here’s an overview of visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. I’d personally recommend a visit if you end up Read more about Visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar[…]