5 Things to do in Ngapali

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Ngapali is a beach paradise, not unlike those of Thailand or Vietnam; the only difference is that it is still relatively unknown and uncrowded – at least for now.  It is easily accessible from the major airport hubs around the country like Yangon, Bagan or Mandalay via a short domestic flight.  This untouched destination is known for its crystal clear water, fluffy white sand and fresh seafood.  For more information on Ngapali beach, check out our other post.  Below are five things to do while you’re in Ngapali Beach. Continue reading

Day 12: On the Road in Thandwe

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Every year on the night of the full moon in November, everyone in Myanmar celebrates Ta Zaung Dine, a festival of light.  Away from the glare of the neon lights, the big orange moon shines extra bright. Each house was lit up by candles,  lanterns, and strings of colorful lights.  People of all ages gathered to see the paper lanterns floating down the river.  Occasionally fireworks and sparklers would go up to the cheering crowds.  By the market, the atmosphere is even more festive where families bring their kids out to eat, buy new clothes and play games.