KALAW, BURMA

I can't believe it's been a year since I visited Burma! I love Asia, no other continent pulls me in quite the same way. But Burma was different. And the same. It's not even called Burma, it's Myanmar.

There was an article in the Monocle magazine a couple of months ago about Myanmar... it sounded nothing like the place I visited just over twelve months ago. That's how fast things change.

Warmly welcome and take care of tourists :)
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Tea is the social beverage of choice. Men get together and debate life, the universe and everything whilst drinking gallons of tea.

Tea is the social beverage of choice. Men get together and debate life, the universe and everything whilst drinking gallons of tea.

Puppies are everywhere in Burma.... it's a heartbreaking sight.

Puppies are everywhere in Burma.... it's a heartbreaking sight.

Holy rat.

Holy rat.

Nothing like a great travel companion!

Nothing like a great travel companion!

Shwe Oo Min Paya, the cave temple just outside of Kalaw.

Shwe Oo Min Paya, the cave temple just outside of Kalaw.

Travelling light.

Travelling light.

The tribal people who come in to sell their produce all wear lovely colourful head scarfs.

The tribal people who come in to sell their produce all wear lovely colourful head scarfs.

A girl selling tanaka.

A girl selling tanaka.

Dried fish. Lots of it.

Dried fish. Lots of it.