Travelling solo doesn’t always mean ‘going it alone’. It’s freeing to pack a bag and set off by yourself, but there’s something exciting about arriving in a new place to meet a whole new group of friends for a series of shared experiences.
While a noisy countdown, hearty cheers and the sweet sounds of Auld Lang Syne ring out on 1st January in the West, the celebration of New Year (Thingyan) in Burma takes place between 13th and 16th April with some very different traditions. Less champagne, more water. Lots of water.
If you’re heading to Southeast Asia, don’t miss the chance to explore the mighty Mekong, a river spanning 2,700 miles from the Tibetan Plateau, through China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Watch the landscapes chop and change as vast limestone karsts rise above and calm tributaries spread beyond; spot pagodas balanced on the banks; and […]
Few popular places live up to their hype, but we’ve never met anyone disappointed by Bagan. David discovers the secrets of these ancient temples while meeting local people and learning about modern Myanmar.
Standing back to marvel at the Taj Mahal’s intricate inlays, I felt a firm tap on my shoulder. Turning around, five people beamed at me, each camera in-hand. There was a moment of confusion when, bemused, I realised they wanted a photograph.
The best things to see in Burma? All too often we focus on the man-made; those gilded temples and gargantuan Buddhas are undeniably impressive. But make your way through Myanmar’s sprawling states to see this magical landscape chop and change for something extra special. Here are 10 of our favourite must-sees and top tips to […]