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A Morning at Mandalay Hill

A Morning at Mandalay Hill | Gallop Around The Globe

When we were planning our (just shy of) two-week itinerary around Myanmar, we contemplated skipping Mandalay altogether. It’s Myanmar’s second largest city; a busy, haphazardly expanding metropolis that doesn’t have a ton of immediate appeal (or so we’d heard).  However I was determined keen to spend a few nights in Chiang Mai (a Southeast Asian city that […]

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A boat trip around Inle Lake: What to expect from one of Myanmar’s most visited attractions | Gallop Around The Globe

I realise that saying this could be seen as quite controversial considering that many people cite Inle Lake as their favourite place in Myanmar, but after a couple of nights in Nyaungshwe and (almost) a couple of days of exploring Inle Lake, I couldn’t decide whether I actually enjoyed my time there or whether my enjoyment had been […]

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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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