Shwedagon Pagoda

A brilliant afternoon and evening with the sun setting and the pagoda sparking in the evening light. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shwedagon_Pagoda The Shwedagon Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေတိဂုံဘုရား, IPA:  pagoda is…

Inle Lake

Time for a rest day.. The lower back aching from those rough roads. What better way to relax than a day out on Inle Lake. A truely lovely place where Tourism and Locals seems to co-exist well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inle_Lake Inle Lake (Burmese: အင်းလေးကန်, pronounced ), is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State,…

Bagan Simply Stunning

During our ride through Myanmar we spent a day exploring Bagan. Starting with sunrise, a ride through the temples before finishing up eating outside in a lovely open garden setting.   Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: ; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was…

Myanmar Motorcycle Travelogue – The BIG Loop

  Myanamar Motorcycle Travelogue Just under 3,000 km crossing the border at Myawaddy until our return 16 days later. What an epic trip. The people and sites are simply stunning.   Each day we were given the next destination GPS co-ordinates. Assistance a phone call away if needed. Brilliant freedom to go at your own pace and stop as…

Goteik Viaduct

  Goteik Viaduct  “Von Faessler’s Express”   The Goteik viaduct (Burmese: ဂုတ်ထိပ်တံတား, also known as Gohteik viaduct) is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of…

The Road to Mandalay

  My first time to Burma.. Songkran in Thailand.. Thingyan in Burma. No one in the office really wanted to be away over Songkran. A special time of year for Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. I was quite happy to go and see what Burma is about.. Finish off the IT and Communications set up on the vessel..  The Road…

Mandalay Water Festival

    Mandalay Water Festival Myanmar (Burma). New Year. April 12th 2010, on the back of a bike. Its is said to be the best in the country.. I honestly can’t see that there would be much better… Judge for yourself….