Thai Odyssey – Affordable Massage in Nagoya Hill Batam

After comparing prices of 5 Nagoya Hill massage parlors, I decided to get my massage done at Thai Odyssey. Not only is Thai Odyssey’s prices one of the most competitive among the 5 massage parlors, I was very impressed with the grand Thai interior. The moment I stepped inside, I felt as if I have […]

Nagoya Hill Massage – Price List of 5 Massage Centers in Nagoya Hill

I love massages and massage in Batam is so much cheaper than in Singapore.  I have already written about Go! Massage and Dimension Spa where I did massage the last time I was in Batam.  This time, I decided to try out a massage in Nagoya Hill. The massage centers are actually not inside the shopping […]

Bagan Massage – Two Massage Shops I Have Tried in Nyaung-U, Bagan

After a long day of sightseeing in Bagan, I really needed a good massage to soothe my tired muscles.  Even though Bagan is not as developed as other parts of the country, there are 3-4 massage shops in Nyaung-U where I stayed. I have personally tried out 2 of these massage shops. Siam Body & […]

Bagan Restaurants – Restaurants with English Menu in Bagan

Myanmar has so much delicious food but ordering food at restaurants are nightmarishly-difficult. At least 90% of Myanmar people don’t speak a word of English and Google Translate doesn’t seem to work either. Most restaurant menus are written in Burmese language and I simply cannot decipher the curly-wiggly Burmese words.   The increase in tourists […]

Wut Hmon Thit Guest House – Roadside Motel in Nyaung-U, Bagan

We originally booked a room at Cheri Land River House but it turned out that this hotel does not have the license to house foreigners. The hotel helped us book another a room at a sister hotel called Wut Hmon Thit Guest House.   Wut Hmon Thit Guest House is a small roadside motel in Nyaung-U […]

Myanmar Overnight Train – Mandalay to Bagan Overnight Train

I like to travel by train, it is a great way to see the country and interact with the locals. I have taken the train in Sri Lanka and Vietnam and I really wanted to try taking the train in Myanmar.  Taking a train in Myanmar is not as easy as just booking a ticket […]

Mandalay Taxi Service – Honest Mandalay Taxi Rental

If you are in Mandalay and you are looking to hire a chauffeured car or taxi to bring you around, I recommend Mr. Zaw Win Maung. Mr. Zaw Win Maung was the taxi driver Thiri Thitsar Hotel hired to fetch me from the highway bus terminal. He told me that he also does full-day taxi […]

December Garden (Restaurant) – Homemade Fried Yogurt

My Myanmar colleague, Su, and I went on a day trip to Pyin Oo Lwin from Mandalay. We hired a car to drive us to visit 7 places in Pyin Oo Lwin. When it was time for lunch, our driver told us that he had a recommendation and he drove us to a restaurant called […]

Pyin Oo Lwin – 7 Places to Visit in Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is a scenic hill town in Mandalay region in Myanmar. Many Burmese people adore Pyin Oo Lwin for its cool weather and they have nicknamed Pyin Oo Lwin “Flower City” from the scores of yellow flowers that line the roads.  How to get to Pyin Oo Lwin from Mandalay? Train: There is […]