Irrawaddy River | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
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Sailing the Irrawaddy River, beginning near Mandalay, the shallowest part of the river during the dry season

During monsoon season, sailing the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar is easy, as the river is high and wide. In the dry season, however, the river shrinks and sailing becomes much more...

Viking River Mandalay Explorer boat on the Irrawaddy River near Mandalay

The sprite of a girl stood half hidden behind the bamboo gate leading to her family home. “Bye bye,” she said, waving and giggling. “Mingalaba,” I replied, using one of only...

The view from the ruins of Soe Min Gyi Monastery, every bit as good as the view from Shwesandaw Pagoda, but without the crowds

“There are only 54 steps to the top,” said my guide, Mu Mu. Easy-peasy, I thought. I can do that without even breathing hard. Halfway up the face of Shwesandaw Temple,...