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…

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…

Yangon Echoes, Inside Heritage Homes.

Even though I’ve made a point of escaping the monsoon rains by travelling overseas Β every month, rainy season “free time boredom” (although work seems to be busier than ever!) Β is definitely seeping in & all new and interesting events are treated as a veritable god send! I was delighted therefore to be able to attend…

Ippudo Ramen, Junction City, Yangon.

Yangonites were treated to a taste of Bangkok living with the opening of new mega mall, Junction City, earlier this year. I’m not really much of a “shopper” however the lure of the Food Streat (sic) the 5th floor food court, numerous restaurants & most importantly, good aircon, have proved themselves increasingly invaluable as rainy…