Thadingyut Festival 2017, Myanmar.

Thadingyut, or the “Lighting Festival” is celebrated with a 3 day public holiday in Myanmar, and is held to mark the full moon at the end of Buddhist Lent. Streets around the country are decorated with additional strips of neon lighting, candles, and more, in order to lend a bright and festive look & feel…

Scholarships For Cambodia, 2018

Regular readers may remember my post last year on Elephants for Education a fund raising campaign for the Australian backed Human & Hope Association, a local NGO in Siem Reap run by locals, for locals. They are back again this year trying to raise just $7,000 for  Scholarships for Cambodia, a crowdfunding campaign that will fund…

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is, without a doubt, one of my favourite Cities in Asia when it comes to eating well, I even wrote about it here, naming it as one of my Top 5 Foodie destinations and it is safe to say that 3 years later, nothing has changed! Friday 18:00 Make your…

Burmese Silver Smithing at Turquoise Mountain, Yangon.

Turquoise Mountain is a local, not for profit, NGO that works towards preserving traditional crafts here in Myanmar, and I was lucky enough to spend an evening at their downtown workshop last week learning the art of silversmithing with their master craftsmen. There is a wealth of traditional arts here in Myanmar, from gorgeous ethnic…