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Streetfood in Myanmar

Street food in Myanmar

Myanmar has only recently opened for tourists. The local cuisine is original and dishes are still prepared according to the original recipe. Myanmar food was not changed to adapt to any tourist palate. You can be sure that the street food that you read here is one of the many favourites of Myanmar people among …

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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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Programme of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in 2020

No Date From Time To Remark 1. 2. 17.10.20 Paung Daw Oo Kloster 04:00 07:00 Opening Ceremony Khey Paw Khon Night Stop 3. 4. 18.10.20 Khey Paw Khon Indein 08:30 14:30 Indein Heya Ywa Ma Lunch 2 Nights 5. 19.10.20 Heya Ywa Ma Heya Ywa Ma Night Stop 6. 20.10.20 Heya Ywa Ma 07:00 Nga …

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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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Taking new paths to the southern Inle Lake (Samkar Lake)

Together with our trekking guide in Kalaw, we had come up with a new hiking tour over the previous few weeks. Rather than lead to the northern part of Inle Lake as usual, the two-day hike would take us off the beaten path to the southern part of the lake, also known as Samkar Lake. …

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Mt. Dazipfu

On April 7 2018, at 11.30 in the morning, we stood in the breeze at 2,680 metres above sea level and beamed like children who’d just opened their Christmas presents. We stretched our arms into the sky and then embraced the boundary stone, finding ourselves at one moment on the Indian side and the next …

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