Myanmar…Through the Funnel

Myanmar…Through the Funnel

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Through the Funnel, Travelogue | 7 Comments

Myanmar is the fifth in our series – “…Through the Funnel”. You can read our previous one on China here. It is a way for us to share 12 aspects that stood out to us in our experience of the country and its people. Did we miss something that stood out to you in Myanmar? #1 Faded Melancholia Myanmar is photogenic. It […]

Yangon Street Food – Pop Up Style

Yangon Street Food – Pop Up Style

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 10 Comments

06H00 Yangon arises by 6 am. No, let’s make that 5 am. Not one to hit the snooze button again and again, the city is an early bird champion. The short and narrow streets of Chinatown sit side by side in tidy rows, rickshaws ride through slow and steady. Block after block of colonial houses resist, […]

The Teahouses of Myanmar

The Teahouses of Myanmar

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 5 Comments

“Dissue.” “Tissue.” He shakes his head. No. No. “Deeeessue. Dee. Dee.” he says with clear exasperation. I point at the box of tissues on the table. “Dissue?” He nods. Finally. Yes. I am having my five minute Burmese lesson with Keh Keh, a boy of no more than 12 years old, hanging out at the […]

The Fish Mongers of Mandalay

The Fish Mongers of Mandalay

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Travelogue | 4 Comments

First you feel it in your toes. A slime of seawater, molten ice, soil and fish guts invade your flip-flops turning them a dull murky grey. Then it hits your nose, raw and metallic, the oxidising flesh of fish simmering in the sun’s heat. We have arrived at the wholesale fish market of Mandalay. Along […]

Burmese Rice Paddy Guacamole

Burmese Rice Paddy Guacamole

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 7 Comments

Myanmar is awash with avocados. Every market and almost every fruit stall we passed had pyramids of the dark crinkly skin, holding ripe green avocado cream within them. It is not typically a fruit I associate with South East Asia, so when we discovered them for the first time in the market in KyaingTong, not […]

Set Our Hearts Alight in KyaingTong

Set Our Hearts Alight in KyaingTong

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Travelogue | 7 Comments

Another border, a new country. From Mae Sae into Tachileik, from Thailand into Myanmar. I remember the bead of sweat trickling down my spine, further plastering my t-shirt to my backpack. Our excitement at crossing the bridge. Stories of a region which had just opened, previously banned to the outside world. And we were going […]