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Look out for upcoming details of our new ‘off-the-beaten-track’ South Burma tour starting in Yangon and heading south, via the famous Golden Rock, to the picturesque but rarely visited old colonial ports of Moulmein, Tavoy and Mergui, (now Mawlamyine, Dawei and Myeik). If you’ve visited Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle then check-out parts of Myanmar few other tours reach!

Guide: “Ok, next I’ll take you to visit some people who make rubber bands”. “Really?! And that’s interesting to see is it?” (It’s hot, the ‘roads’ are appalling and I’m carting around heavy camera gear.) Guide. “Yes – everybody likes it”. (Not convinced) “Errr ok then – so you always take tourists to see rubber bands do you?” Guide: “Sure,…

Another of our off the beaten track Burma suggestions is the small, picturesque and highly photogenic town of Hpa-An in Karen State. Posessing a magnicifent setting on the banks of the scenic Salween River, surrounded by dramatic limestone, karst scenery and home to one the best local markets we know in the country this is another, little known, yet superb…

Mon State’s Moulmein Town, or Mawlamyine as the current Burmese government prefers, was made famous by the line from Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “”by the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea…,” as well as having had George Orwell as its police chief for a while, yet this wonderful town certainly isn’t a famous destination as far as today’s foreign…

Nice selection of Burma photos contributed by Marina who travelled on our recent off the beaten track South Burma tour, ‘Lookin’ Lazy at the Sea’. Taken, we believe, on the local boat between Moulmein, (Mawlamyine), and Bilu, (Ogre), Island. One of the Mon girls making the traditional Burmese bamboo hats on Bilu Island. See our recent post on another of…

Our earlier post covered South Burma’s Mon State so we’ll take up our tour photos where we left off with the very scenic boat journey up the Thanlwin, or Salween, River from Moulmein, (Mawlamyine),  to the Karen State capital of Hpa-An. Great boat, helpful skipper and wonderful landscapes made for an excellent trip not forgetting a memorable stop in an…

A selection of photos from our recently completed, and inaugural, South Burma tour to Mon and Karen State. Doesn’t matter how much you research new tour itineraries, doing it with a group is always different and teething problems are generally par for the course though, in this case – if we do say so ourselves – all went surprisingly smoothly!…