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 […]

Sunset at U Bein bridge near Mandalay

On the first day of The Grey Traveller’s trip on the Ananda cruise ship (Sanctuary Retreats) we explored Sagaing and Amarapura south of Mandalay. We had seen  Sagaing and its beautiful temple and visited a monastic school. With monsoon season fast approaching the heat was fairly intense so when our wonderful guide Khin Nyein Thu brought us to the cooler […]

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 […]

Mandalay Hill, Myanmar.

Our Irrawaddy cruise started and ended in Mandalay and perhaps our visit to Mandalay Hill was the fitting end to our introduction to this fabulous country. Khin our guide led the driver through the back streets of Mandalay trying to avoid the New Year well wishers, for well wishers read children with buckets of water […]