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800 Bowls, Mahabandoola & 48th St, Yangon

Regular readers of the blog will by now be familiar with my Xiao Long Bao obsession and until now, my go-to XLB place in Yangon has been… 428 more words


Myanmar - Yangon

Based on our previous experiences within Myanmar, it was safe to say that going to another sprawling city sat slightly behind having my fingers being nibbled off by a chinchilla on my list of things to do. 378 more words


unexpected teatime

I’ve been wanting to get to Myanmar for quite some time, however each time I’m about to hop on a plane and go, something happens and I end up somewhere else. 456 more words


Aung Thukha, 17A 1st Street, Yangon

I try to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda every month or so, whether with visiting friends, or to make offerings, and a meal at Aung Thukha afterwards has become an enjoyable part of the “ritual” so to speak. 349 more words

Eat Local


I was always arbitrary in my feelings towards Yangon. I felt at the back of my head that I should love Yangon, and couldn’t help feeling slightly guilty that I didn’t know if I did. 346 more words


Yangon: The Asian metropolis starter kit

Yangon was the first place we visited in Myanmar and is for most people because of its well-connected airport. Although the convenience of getting there sure is a major advantage, I found that there are better reasons to start your journey through Myanmar in Yangon – or while we’re at it: why Yangon is great as a first place to visit in Asia altogether. 901 more words


A Plan to Resolve one of Asia's Longest Refugee Situations

MAE SOT, Thailand – The UN refugee agency field office in Mae Sot has been working for the last 15 years in nine refugee camps along Thailand’s western border. 636 more words