Myanmar Culture

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while – with another month of volunteering, my birthday and returning to Indonesia, time has flown by. Because of this, I’ve managed to get a tiny bit behind on my blog. But have no fear; I’m sure I’ll catch up (eventually).   Before I move onto my volunteering adventure … More Myanmar Culture

Mawlamyine and Hpa-An

Exploring as much as possible further north of Myanmar, I decided to head south of the country (despite warnings of poor weather due to the rainy season). Mawlamyine and Hpa-An would be my final stops on my Myanmar adventure.  Mawlamyine is the fourth largest city of Myanmar, although wandering around it feels and looks more … More Mawlamyine and Hpa-An

Inle Lake

I may have led you to believe my Inle Lake adventure was over once the hike was finished, however this just wasn’t true. After finishing our lunch, we said goodbye to our guide and jumped on fairly unstable boats, to explore the lake, as well as find out more about the community living there. Honestly, … More Inle Lake


The northern city of Mandalay was once the Royal Capital of Myanmar. Now the second largest city in the country, it hosts large concrete buildings, busy dangerous roads, continuous horn honking, as well as dirt and red spit (I will explain in another post) lining the streets. I arrived in Mandalay in the early hours of … More Mandalay