Author Archive | Kiara Gallop

Tofu and Tea Leaves- An Introduction to the cuisine of Myanmar

Tea Leaves and Tofu: An Introduction to the Cuisine of Myanmar – Gallop Around The Globe

Myanmar is not a country that’s known for its food.  The cuisine of neighbouring Thailand is popular the world over, with its distinct, aromatic, but simple amalgamation of flavours.  Vietnam is famous for its Pho (noodle soup), Laos for its laap (meat-based salad), and Cambodia for its Fish Amok (fish curry). But Myanmar? I didn’t […]

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Riding Yangon's Circle Train

Life on the Tracks: Riding Yangon’s Circle Train – Gallop Around The Globe

Last week I wrote about my personal highlights from three days in Yangon.  Visiting Shwedagon Pagoda at sunrise was on there, as was riding Yangon’s Circle train. The Yangon Circle Train (otherwise known as the Yangon Circular Railway) is the local commuter rail network that serves the Yangon metropolitan area.  It was built by the British during colonial […]

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