A short walk in the neighborhood

We are currently staying at the Lei Thar Gone guesthouse in Yenangyaung on a beautiful hill overviewing the Irrawaddy river (check on TripAdvisor or http://www.leithargone-guesthouse.com if you travel to Myanmar). Le Thar Gone guesthouse was build about ten years ago by a visionary, local Burmese in order to construct and then finance a joint school…… Continue reading A short walk in the neighborhood

Mandalay: a drive to remember

After arriving yesterday and visiting U Bein bridge in the late afternoon, today we decided to check out downtown. In the morning we first headed for a traditional tourist attraction and visited a typical gold workshop. A must as Mandalay is the main provider of the super-thin gold leaflets throughout Asia – the ones that…… Continue reading Mandalay: a drive to remember