Most expats first experiences in Myanmar are at the Yangon International Airport. The good news is that the airport recently finished renovations and expanded services for departing and arriving passengers. Unfortunately, they did not add more customs counters or officials to man them. once you pass through customs your bags will be waiting for youContinue reading “Yangon for expats”
Renting a house from Air B&B or VRBO can save you a lot of money over booking a hotel. In this post I will lay out some of the red flags associated with a dishonest listing or property, wether it’s on Air B&B or VRBO. In case you’re not familiar with the differences between theContinue reading “Warning signs your Air B&B is going to be terrible”
I recently had the pleasure of filming a local celebrity, Van Pimpenstein’s private rooftop performance of “End of Journey” by Myanmar singer Lay Phyu. He was accompanied by Sarah Grabowski on the viola. Click the read more button to see the video.
Right now on the back end of this website I have 13 different blog posts in various states of non-completion. Some are fully written, but lacking pictures, others are only two sentences and a title, all describing the next great topic for me to post here in this space. a lot of them exist inContinue reading “Procastination hurts”
For the freshest chicken in Yangon, just call the chicken truck.
When researching a new location I like to watch as many videos as possible. It doesn’t matter if it’s a documentary, a vlog, or even simple footage from the streets. Any and everything that adds context and background to my research is fair game. The video below is a great example of street footage thatContinue reading “Walking through downtown Yangon”
Kara and Nate’s YouTube channel is a fantastic resource. Their film style is cinematic and they almost always, manage to show non-touristy experiences. Moreover, they convey their experiences in a way that makes you feel like you are there experiencing it with them. This is accomplished by frequent use of the first person viewpoint and talkingContinue reading “VLOGS we love – Kara and Nate”
Calvin-Aung Myin Thu is first and foremost a food photographer. His work is eye-catching and will make your mouth water. With an Instagram follower count of more than 94 thousand, it’s obvious I’m not the only one who enjoys his photography. The images he shares always inspire me to read his captions so I can discoverContinue reading “Inspirational Instagram – Calvin-Aung Myin Thu”
Monsoon season is in full swing here in Yangon and content is king. Although I have spent much time inside, I have been making a lot of changes behind the scenes on this website. I have been expanding and updating entries in the knowledge base/wiki (i’m still not entirely sure what i want to callContinue reading “Site updates and shenanigans”
The White Swan Bakery is located on the northeastern side of Inya Lake in Yangon. When you park in front you are treated to a view of a gorgeous British Colonial mansion on well-manicured grounds. The White Swan had its soft opening the first week of July in the month since then they have garnered almostContinue reading “White Swan Bakery & Restaurant”