Myanmar employment and industry.

The fingers of the Mandalay silk weavers work so quickly with the shuttles that they are a blur. The  ladies pair up to make traditional patterned weaves on wooden looms and are happy to carry on giggling and smiling whilst we watch over them. Our guide Khin Nyein Thu was happy to show us inside a casting […]

Things to do in Bagan, Myanmar

Most people travel to Bagan to see the mind blowing Bagan Plains, these need to be viewed at different times of the day to see the changing colours and the sun set. There are some raised areas which lend themselves to sun setting scenes. Grab yourself a horse and cart ride to see the temples up […]

Nyaung district in Bagan,Myanmar

On a cruise down the mighty Irrawaddy I found myself in Nyaung – U a district of Bagan. The market there was enticing as I smelt all types of spices before I had even entered. The market seemed to be mainly operated by women selling dried fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, clothing and sweets and often […]

Bagan Plains photoblog.

This was probably the highlight of a Mandalay to Bagan   Irrawaddy River Cruise for me. My first introduction to the plains was by horse and cart, this is a great way to get up close and personal with the temples. Our local guide Khin Nyein Thu had organised this for us and it was a great way […]

Sin Kyun Village, Myanmar.

Sin Kyun Village is one of the projects which Sanctuary Retreats supports, it was The Grey Traveller’s second day on a Mandalay to Bagan Irrawaddy River Cruise and our excursion was to discover a little more about local life. The concept of small group visits works for me as generally I don’t like organised tourism but to see this […]