Category: Myanmar

5 of the most fascinating historical sites in southeast Asia

5 of the most fascinating historical sites in southeast Asia

South East Asia is an incredible region to visit at any time of year, and is known mainly for its stunning beaches, delicious cuisines and friendly local culture, but Asia also is a paradise for ancients temples and religious monuments with Buddhist, Hindu and even Christian temples still in active use to this day. A […]

A new generation of luxury river cruises in Asia

A new generation of luxury river cruises in Asia

Much of southern Asia covers largely tranquil, jungle-clad regions brimming with ruined temples, exotic wildlife, peaceful village communities and winding waterways that have served traders and fishermen for centuries. Despite tourism being firmly established, large parts remain hidden and sheltered; and the life-giving waterways invariably provide the most enjoyable – and sometimes the only – […]

Tasting luxury in Burma before the crowds arrive

Tasting luxury in Burma before the crowds arrive

It is difficult to find a country to explore these days. The world has become a smaller place with easily available flights to every corner, but some nations have yet to become regular tourist destinations. Burma is one such place. The country in Southeast Asia is one of few that still offers a bit of […]

Suite of the week: Owner's Suite aboard Burma Boating's classic sailing yachts

Suite of the week: Owner’s Suite aboard Burma Boating’s classic sailing yachts

Suite name: Owner’s Suite aboard Burma Boating‘s classic sailing yachts Location: Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar Yacht length: 85-105 ft Cost per trip:  1,800 euros per person (5 nights) What makes it special: Experience one of Asia’s last untouched island regions aboard one of Burma Boating’s 4 classic sailing yachts with full crew service and private chefs. The 800 untouched beaches […]

A postcard from Inle Lake, Burma

A postcard from Inle Lake, Burma

It’s early morning and the sun is just starting to burn off the mist rising from the still, shallow waters of Inle Lake. Huge dragonflies dart about at head height, like toy helicopters, easily matching the boat for speed, and overhead a snow-white egret drifts by, searching for a new, more stable patch of water […]

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

The best places in the world for afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is a regal and delectable way to while away the afternoon, where you will be waited on hand and foot and treated to some delicious cuisine. Once reserved for society’s elite, afternoon tea is now a treat to be enjoyed by all. Although synonymous with England, afternoon tea is a concept now adopted […]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not […]

Photograph of the week: Shaft of light on a 1,000 year old Buddha in Burma

Photograph of the week: Shaft of light on a 1,000 year old Buddha in Burma

This photograph was taken at Bagan, Burma. At the right time of the day the light streams through this window and onto the heart of this 1,000 year old Buddha. Compassion is a central precept of Buddhism. A filter was employed to prolong the exposure, in this case 3 seconds. Bagan and its 4,000 temples […]

3 luxury Myanmar vacations up for grabs

3 luxury Myanmar vacations up for grabs

Three luxury trips to Myanmar are being given away with a prize draw launched this week by a group of Asia’s leading travel providers. The prizes include free nights in some of the country’s finest luxury hotels plus flights with Bangkok Airways, and are being given away to celebrate the launch of MyanmarBurma.com, a new […]

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Born and raised in California where his family ran a charter yacht business for more than 20 years, Bennett Stevens was stricken with an incurable case of wanderlust in 1996 and took to the road. He “serpentined” his way around the world and wound up in southeast Asia where he managed to survive as a […]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights).  So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once […]

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

Myanmar (or Burma) is still one of the few destinations in South East Asia that has remained largely unknown. It is only more recently that it has become one of the most sought after destinations for travelers. If you are thinking of visiting Myanmar and its charming former capital Yangon, here is how to experience […]

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, has announced the four winners in its annual World Guide Awards, which honour the very best tour leaders from across the globe. In a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographical Society, Italian Luca Alfatti from Dragoman, Burmese Nyi Nyi ‘Frankie’ Naing who guides for Panoramic Journeys, G Adventures guide […]

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Interview with Kerstin Brand, Director at Dar Fakir

Kerstin Brand is the Director at Dar Fakir since its re-opening in 2011 after an undergoing extensive refurbishment in 2010. Dar Fakir belongs to a chain of successful enterprises in Marrakech such as the infamous Nikki Beach, Le Tanjia restaurant and L’Avenue, all owned by Nordine Fakir. If someone knows how to create a “In” place […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Take a flight of fancy with Eastern Safaris The rustic-chic yoga resort of Amansala The finest chateau hotel in France?   Check out Bagnols! Find more… in Singapore