Myanmar Travel Articles

Yes, We Have No Banana Pancakes #2: Burma (Myanmar): Teapots and Toilet Paper – Myanmar
Despite amazing sights and amazing people, Shannon thinks twenty years from now, what she'll remember most vividly about Burma is the toilet paper.
Yes, We Have No Banana Pancakes #3: Inle Lake to Mandalay: Bus-ted – Myanmar
One of the things Shannon likes most about travel is being wrong so often. Taking a wrong turn after dinner one night, she ended up having one of the happiest times of her life.
Wet and Wild in Yangon – Myanmar
Kelly Sobczak is a helpless foreigner, accosted an
The Golden Triangle – September 2001
Where’s that? Click here to find out. Click here for a map of the immediate area. Bugs, Bikes and Butterflies For those of you on a shoestring budget and a cast iron stomach or just a back to nature kinda dude or dudah (F), well, S.E. Asia is the place for you. For starters, bugs […]
The Golden Triangle – August 2001
Where’s that? Click here to find out. Click here for a map of the immediate area. Maesai Artillery Strike While other destinations seem to thirst for action, it seems Maesai is one of those places that attracts attention. Well, the spotlight remains on Maesai even now, August 2001. For those that are not sure where […]
Myanmar 2001: Mandalay
Mandalay – Thursday, February 15 To my great disappointment, I awoke with a sore throat. Usually if I’m going to get a respiratory infection, it happens just after I arrive or when I first get home. I have always blamed this on the hours spent in the poorly circulated air of a crowded plane. Anyway, […]
Myanmar 2001: Bago
Bago – Sunday, February 11 At 8:00am my driver Jeffery arrived. He was a tall, handsome man in his early 30’s who spoke English with a thick Indian accent. He wore a crisp, white shirt and a dark, plaid longyi, the skirt-like affair that Burmese men wear instead of trousers. We were going to Bago, […]
Myanmar 2001: Bagan
Bagan – Monday, February 12 At 5:00 in the morning I left for the airport. The hotel’s regular driver hadn’t arrived yet so the doorman walked out into the dark street to look for a taxi. He had to go down to the first major intersection, but finally he found one. As I hopped in […]
Myanmar 2001
Travelogue Dates February 10th: Yangon The single most striking sight in Yangon – and perhaps all of Myanmar – is the Shwedagon Paya. February 11th: Bago From this vantage point of Shwemawdaw Paya it seemed that every hill top within sight was covered with additional payas. February 12th: Bagan Two things about horse transportation: first, […]
Myanmar 2001: Yangon
Yangon – Monday, February 19 I took a trishaw to the Botatung Paya after breakfast. As I was walking around a guy stepped out of a little shop and called me over. The sign above his door said he was a fortuneteller. I had actually thought it might be interesting to visit one of these […]