It’s true, in recent years there has been something of a tourism boom in Hpa-an, the capital town of Karen State. This can be attributed to its location along the road between Yangon and the Myaywaddy-Maesot border crossing. It’s also popular with all kinds of Yangonites looking for a breath ofRead More
HOLIDAYS or vacations are words that bring joy to everyone. As my office was closed four days for Tazaungdaing lighting festival, I decided to go somewhere in a hilly region for holidays.
When we think of visiting hilly regions, well-known destinations such as Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw, Taunggyi an
When the idea of a trip to Pyay was first articulated, it came from two
Burmese housekeepers in collusion — eager to show this foreigner
something beautiful about Myanmar.
A van was arranged and we rolled out of town up Pyay Road in the Yangon darkness at 3:30 am.
Once we got
The Rangoon War Cemetery
(Kyun Taw Road, San Chaung
On the topic of graves, the Rangoon War Cemetery (lesser-known that the Taukkyan War Cemetery north of the city) contains the graves or memorials honouring the memory of 1,381 soldiers who died in the Second World War and 5