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Our journey through the Naga Hills

For two hours, we drove through the winding road up and down the mountain ranges, past endless rice fields and small settlements, until we reached the first houses of Kuki. It was mid-April, hot, dusty and not a soul to be seen. No matter where we looked, there was a striking amount of firewood piled …

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10 Typical dishes in Myanmar

Every country has its own preferences when it comes to preparing food. Myanmar’s cuisine is particularly shaped by its geographical location and the influence of the country’s numerous ethnic groups: the Myanmar’s favorite dishes could hardly be more varied. Here you can discover the 10 most common dishes that can be found throughout Myanmar. 1. …

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Programme of Balloon Festival in Taunggyi 2021

Date Program 12.11.21 – Weaving competition (Matho Thingan) – Hot air balloon competition (day time competition) (The form of pagodas, ducks, dragons or even elephants) – Hot air balloon competition (night time competition) 13.11.21 – Weaving competition (Matho Thingan) – Hot air balloon competition (day time competition) (The form of pagodas, ducks, dragons or even …

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Programm vom Phaung Daw OO Fest 2021

No Date From Time To Remark 1. 2. 06.10.21 Paung Daw Oo Kloster 04:00 07:00 Opening Ceremony Khey Paw Khon Night Stop 3. 4. 07.10.21 Khey Paw Khon Indein 08:30 14:30 Indein Heya Ywa Ma Lunch 2 Nights 5. 08.10.21 Heya Ywa Ma Heya Ywa Ma Night Stop 6. 09.10.21 Heya Ywa Ma 07:00 Nga …

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Programme of Balloon Festival in Taunggyi 2020

Date Program 23.11.20 – Weaving competition (Matho Thingan) – Hot air balloon competition (day time competition) (The form of pagodas, ducks, dragons or even elephants) – Hot air balloon competition (night time competition) 24.11.20 – Weaving competition (Matho Thingan) – Hot air balloon competition (day time competition) (The form of pagodas, ducks, dragons or even …

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Through the Chin Mountains to the ancient royal city of Mrauk Oo

In the summer of 2015, I stumbled across a piece of writing entitled ‘From Mt. Victoria to Mrauk Oo’. My first thought was ‘Wow!’, and then I started reading. The introduction was promising – it described a journey that I would love to take myself. But the itinerary was somewhat confusing: Why did they choose …

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The Minister’s Office (Secretariat) opens its doors

On the first Sunday of January 2018, I was once again strolling through Yangon’s city centre and marvelling over the remnants of the colonial era when I spotted a sign reading “Yangon Book Street” at the corner of Mahabandoola Road and Theinbyu Road. Although I had never heard of it before, I quickly learned that …

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