Month: April 2016

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

In Review: 26 Days of Backpacking in Myanmar

Why I went there, spending summary, favorite pictures, and how it is to backpack in one of the favorite countries I ever visited.

Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar

Exploring The Wonders of Bagan

If you google images of “Myanmar”, you’ll see a lot of pictures of Bagan and it’s 2,200 temples and pagodas. It is the image that most people (myself included) had of the country before visiting.

Boat from Mandalay to Bagan

Boat Ride From Mandalay to Bagan

A boat journey down the Irrawaddy River to Bagan, the magical place with 2,000 pagodas.

Top of Mandalay Hill

Mandalay, Inwa, And Amarapura

Continuing our journey in Myanmar from east to west, we made the obligatory stop in this former capital city, where we arrived taxi from Pyin Oo Lwin.

National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin, And Another Failed Train Ride

The road to Pyin Oo Lwin includes some crazy switchbacks, and at one point we were able to see the Gokteik Viaduct from a distance.