No one has the excuse for boredom in Yangon so long as they are able to stroll down the city’s colonial grid-system streets. Delightfully designed by happenstance and history, Yangon feels like a bustling city in the midst of ruins, as many of the buildings built by the British have been left to [...]
Have you ever heard of Burmese food? I certainly hadn’t before visiting the country. Well, I assumed the people in Myanmar eat, of course, but I didn’t know what exactly constitutes Burmese cuisine. Before arriving, I questioned the very existence of a unique culinary history in Myanmar–that fertile stretch of land sharing [...]
Little Nuns in Bogyoke Aung San Market
How to Change Money in Yangon Without Getting Scammed
1. Go to Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon (map here) between 9:30 and 4:00 pm, ignoring anyone who asks you along the way if you need to change money. You [...]
The Yangon train station at night. Also? The scene of the robbery.
Myanmar is supposed to be incredibly safe. The guidebooks, seasoned travelers, and the internet are all the same in their reassurances of Yangon’s safety and urging to talk and connect with locals eager to chat with someone from [...]
A bus in Yangon that I did not ride.
Eight days is a very small amount of time to spend in Myanmar, but a very long time to spend in Yangon.
Even in the best of conditions, travel in Myanmar is a notoriously uncomfortable affair, with rainy season heightening the [...]
1. It might be impossible to get a visa for Myanmar (Burma) without mailing my physical passport to a travel agency. Mailing it. As in, sticking my most important possession that I’m supposed to keep on my person at all times in an envelope and giving it to the Thai postal service. The same Thai [...]