• Travel
  • Admiring the view: Hpa An, Myanmar

      Our reason for visiting Mawlamyine was so we could take the scenic boat ride to the small town of Hpa An four hours north of the Thanlwin river. We had heard about the journey from friends we met in Vietnam who took the ride just two months previously so were suprised to learn that the […]

  • Weekly Treats
  • This week’s sweet treats: 06/06/2014

    Julie's Bakeshop, Philippines, I want Julie, Gracie-Ann's, Port Solent, Beceries, banoffee cake, Total Greek Yogurt, Rowse Honey, Graze Breakfast Box, granola, Orange and macadamia granola, Fage, Southsea Coffee Co, apple & raspberry cake, bamboo sticky rice

    What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! 1. Helen picked up one of her favourite sweet treats at a market in Kyaukme this week, bamboo filled with coconut sticky rice before boarding the night […]

  • Travel
  • More rain than shine: Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Myanmar

    Kyaiktiyo, Golden Rock, Myanmar, backpacking, Asia, Mt. Kyaiktiyo, Sea Sar Guesthouse

    When it rains it pours Thankfully the night bus dropped us right outside Sea Sar guesthouse which was basic but pleasent and within our price range at just over $10 each a night. From first glance the town of Kyaiktiyo was much different to Kyaukme, not only were we back down south but the town itself is a […]

  • Travel
  • A real taste of local life: Northern Shan State, Myanmar

    Kyaukme, Palaung, Shan, Burmese, Myanmar,

    A fantastic couple of days We had a couple of hours to wander round the small town of Kyaukme before heading to bed to prepare ourselves for our five am start the next day. Five am seemed a little early even for an occasion as big as a wedding but for the people of Myanmar […]