Month: March 2016

Mirissa fishing boats

A Hangup in Ahangama

During our month in Myanmar, we travelled a lot. Toward the end, I think we all felt our stamina running low as we ended up hanging around in cloudy little Hsipaw for several days longer than intended, walking …

Kalaw to Inle Trek, Myanmar

Finding Our Stride at Inle Lake

We arrived in the hilltown of Kalaw after a long drive — six hours on dusty, winding roads —  from the plains of Bagan. The air was cooler,  and the flat dusty landscape gave way to rolling hills …

Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar

Bumpy Train Rides–Bumpy Politics

Bang, crash, slam, ow. We had just set off on a seven-hour train ride which would take us from the small hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin to the even smaller town of Hsipaw, in the Shan province …