Just 20 kms from Mandalay is the longest-serving capital of Burma. On a small island, accessible only by boat, the ruins show you the country that was.
It’s been more than a hundred years since the last Burmese King lived in the Royal Palace of Mandalay. But now it’s been restored for visitors.
During a trip to Pyay, I was able to explore the ancient Pyu city of Sri Kestra. But I learnt much more about the nature of the Myanmar people from Scott.
If you can brave the 777 steps, the monkeys, and the spirits, then the climb to the monastery at top of Mount Popa in Myanmar is a beautiful experience.
When I met Kyee Maung, I had no idea how much he would be able to show me around Bago. His tour of the Myanmar city went well beyond just the sights.
The day started out with no plans and ended in the middle of a lake surrounded by snakes. That’s just the way things are here in Myanmar.
Taking a trip on the circle line train around Yangon gives you an insight to the local life. The carriages become moving markets as they rattle around.
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is the largest in Myanmar. The heart of the country’s Buddhist faith, it’s a shining golden symbol of the people.
After just a couple of days in the largest city in Myanmar, Yangon, I already have some confusing first impressions. But I know there’s lots more to learn.