Category Archives: Myanmar

One month in Myanmar was a truly magical experience. Burma only opened its border in recent history after years of a military dictatorship. So far Myanmar seems unspoiled by tourism and it’s not easy to find good, budget accommodation. The people are some of the kindest we’ve met on our journey so far. Everyone you meet greets you with a warm smile or a friendly hello. We crossed the border from Thailand at Mae Sod, and traveled by bus through Mawlamyine, Hpa An, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Bagan, and Yangon. We worked with many kids along the way in schools and at the Tha Bar Wa Buddhist Mediation centre, home to 3,000 plus people rejected from society

Mandalay

In Magical Mandalay we had some amazing experiences, with both ups and downs, but the good memories will last a lifetime. One of those was sitting at the top of Mandalay hill in a Buddhist temple, flying the drone (which almost got shot down by the military!) conversing with the locals and young monks who […]

Hpa An & Inle Lake

Hpa-An is a quaint town perched on the eastern bank of the Thanlwin river, about 270 kilometres east of Yangon. The surrounding landscape is crammed with caves and mountains, such as the splendid Sadan Cave filled with Buddhas and pagodas. Or Kyauk Kalap, a unique pagoda built on a precarious-looking rock in the middle of […]

Bagan

Bagan is an ancient city in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar, and home to one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. Over 2,000 temples and pagodas still remain from the 11th and 13th centuries, in which over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built on the Bagan landscape. It’s a truly […]

Tha Bar Wa Buddhist Centre Yangon

Yangon is Myanmar’s largest and most important commercial city, which was the capital until 2006. On the outskirts of Yangon is the Tha Bar Wa Meditation Centre. The centre is a non-profit humanitarian organization, and a sanctuary for persons from all regions of Myanmar who seek refuge for care and attention and desire to practice […]