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Amazing Diving Sites in Myanmar: Ngapali Beach

Posted on October 13th, by Juan in Activities, Beaches. 4 comments

This is Ngapali beach, an amazing white sand and clear blue water beach on the Bay of Bengal in the Rakhine State. It is one of the best sites in the world for diving.

This is the diving boat from Ngapali Water Sport Center that takes you from the harbour to the local dive site (1 hour trip) or to the off shore dive site (2 hours trip).

It’s a fantastic day activity. Just image yourself early in the morning in this boat, having a coffee and some fruit, and all excited for the coming dives!

Time to get ready! So exciting! Put on your gear, check everything is working well with the dive master and jump to the little boat to reach the diving site.

This diving sites around Ngapali beach are still … Read More »

NEED Eco Village Foundation in Myanmar

Posted on April 25th, by Juan in Activities, Food & Drink. 4 comments

Let me introduce you NEED and the Agriculture Training program’s first generation of leaders. NEED stands for Network for Environmental and Economic Development and is a not-for-profit organization that started 7 years ago in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and now it is expanding to Myanmar. Each year a group of students will enrol in this 10-month program to learn through nature, become community leaders and receive training on Land, Law & Economics.

Students are divided into groups and each day they have different tasks, although they all start their day with some very early morning exercise. They are all from different states, ethnic groups and religions. The respect they have for each other and their ability to work as a team is inspiring.

NEED’s main goals are the promotion of environmental conservation, sustainable agricultural, and economic development … Read More »

Ballooning Over Bagan: Ancient Temples from the Sky

Posted on March 1st, by Juan in Activities, Religious Sites & Temples. 5 comments

Are you ready to float over Bagan’s temples? Balloons Over Bagan gives you the opportunity to experience one of the world’s most beautiful balloon flights. The adventure starts at 5:30 am when they pick you up from your hotel in one of these cool Second World War converted buses and drive you to the launch site.

At the launch site you are welcomed with tea or coffee whilst the ten balloons are inflated and checked

It’s really interesting to see how the balloonist and his crew get the balloon ready, first with air and then with fire.

Once everything was ready we took off to enjoy the sunrise! The balloon’s basket can take a maximum of 16 passengers plus the pilot.

This photo is my favourite, and I have included it to show that … Read More »

Taukkyan War Cemetery

Posted on January 27th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 2 comments

The Taukkyan war cemetery is a memorial to allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War.

It is located in Taukkyan, just 30 km from Yangon.

“Here are recorded the names of twenty seven thousand soldiers of many races united in service to the British crown who gave their lives in Burma and Assam but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death”

“They died for all free men”

The memorial pillars contain the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War but who have no known grave.

The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War and the graves of 52 soldiers … Read More »

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