Anyone who visits Mandalay will surely notice the customised Jeeps driving everywhere – one of the most colourful and quirky things about this place. Mandalay, in the centre of Myanmar, is a large urban and economic centre in the country, with a sprawling royal palace and stunning gold-plated Buddhas on display. Seeing Jeep fan culture … More Why there are so many Jeeps in Mandalay
It seems scary, applying for the Myanmar visa, with many rules and limits and strictures, just like ordering a soup from Seinfeld’s ‘Soup Nazi’. But don’t worry, it’s dead simple.
It’s not very often you feel like you’ve stepped into a new world. Myanmar is the official name for the country most people know as Burma. This isolated place secretly hugs the shoulder of Thailand, touches the eastern point of India. In a region dominated by sunny Thai resorts, Vietnamese food and Singaporean skyscrapers, this … More Visiting Myanmar in 2012, newly opened to the world