Where To Eat in Yangon During Thingyan 2018.

Myanmar traditionally celebrates their New Year or “Thingyan” in April, a celebration usually heralded by the arrival of the years first rains, a welcome relief from the scorching heat we are experiencing currently. Thingyan is celebrated with a country wide 5 day public holiday and it is common for many restaurants and bars to close…

Pulau Joyo, Indonesia – Private Island For Hire!

I have mentioned it before, but one of my favourite things about living in South East Asia is how cheap and easy it is to visit neighbouring countries for a weekend away. Whilst a weekend on Pulau Joyo, a beautiful private island in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, just a short speedboat ride away from Bintan (which is…

A Sunday Staycation at Hotel G, Yawmingyi, Yangon.

One of Yangon’s newest hotels, Hotel G opened to much fanfare last August, and after recommending it to several friends who came to visit me in Yangon, I was looking forward to having the chance to stay there myself! Located on the corner of Yawmingyi & Alan Pya street, Hotel G is perfectly located for…