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Myanmar is still in the process of being built and is quickly putting in the framework it needs to cater for tourists. Not just for the creature comfort of Westerners,…

Travel into Myanmar has come a long way in recent years and is now fairly simple, although it may require one or two uncomfortably long bus trips if you don’t…

Yangon is not Myanmar’s most ancient or cultured city and much of it won’t feature on the front of postcards, but it is a vibrant and exciting city with enough…

Bagan is the Holy Grail when it comes to seeing temples and pagodas in Myanmar, the two most precious sites might be in Pagan and Mandalay but here in Bagan…

In an ideal world, we could sleep under the stars every night. Not only do backpacking shelters often shield us from the very thing we are trying to connect with,…

There is a well-known quote by an unknown backpacker that says: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” This person couldn’t be more right. As a…

One of the most unpleasant parts of backpacking, especially over long distances, is the wear and tear on your feet. Fortunately, this issue can be mitigated with proper footwear. Think…

No, I’m not talking about your’ weight (although backpacking is a great way to get into shape). The weight of your gear is one of the most important factors. In…