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…

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…

Le Bis Tro Ke, Yawmingyi, Yangon

I always love hearing which restaurants other people in town are currently enjoying, especially as word of mouth is still very much one of the best ways to hear about new restaurant openings, and after one of the best Chefs in Yangon told me his current favourite restaurant was Le Bis Tro Ke I was sure to…