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Getting the ultimate boat tour experience on Inle Lake

It’s impossible to say that you’ve been to Inle lake without taking a boat tour. Plenty of options are available if you waltz into downtown Nyaungshwe, from the overpriced private boats with fancy little...

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Nyaungshwe & around Inle Lake

The massiveness of Inle lake is not one to be underestimated. Like most, I thought this was just another regular small lake but in fact, this shallow lake stretches 22km long and densely houses...

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Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake

This was one of the recommended short hikes to take on every other guide book and it was indeed something special! I was lucky to have met two fellas, Mike & Alex after I...

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Vipassana meditation in the land of Dhamma

10 days of joy, silence, physical pain, emotional torment, doubt, brief fleeting moments. A question of self sanity, a battle between perseverance and determination, a challenge of concentration and focusing on awareness. To claim...

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Eating out in Myanmar

It’s always a hit and miss when you want some authentic good local food. Unlike it’s culinary neighbour Thailand, in Myanmar it’s not possible to waltz into any restaurant or cafe and expect the...

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The Burmese Teahouse Culture

One of my favourite dining experiences in Myanmar is visiting teahouses, I’ve found myself attracted to these little shops with tiring stools serving up thick milk tea prepared with tonnes of condensed milk. I’m...

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Hpa An

A small town surrounded by endless beauty at nature’s best. Hills, mountains, rivers, caves, rice fields; the landscape here is absolutely stunning. Many travelers here come through Mai Sot from Thailand and stay for...