Cruise the Ayerawaddy in Myanmar

sunset Bagan Amawaterways Cruise Myanmar

The sun sets over 2000 stupas in Bagan

The sound of a giant egg beater makes me look up from my book. And it looks like that’s exactly what is attached to the little boat dashing past on the busy Ayerawaddy River. Our vessel, the Amapura, an elegantly appointed cruise boat, attracts enthusiastic waves from every passing craft. Continue reading

Khao Soi Curry Noodles

Khao Soi Curry Noodles

Amawaterways chef cooking

Khao Soi Curry Noodles is a Thai dish popular in Myanmar as well. It was served aboard the Amapura, the beautiful Ama Waterways ship which sailed us from Mandalay to Yangon. Over the 14 days of the trip downriver, we sampled many delicious regional foods (this was one of my favourites). Continue reading

The People of Myanmar (Burma)

The relentless sun shimmering on gold temples, the inevitable dust and sand at the end of the dry season, the difficulty of coping in a language so foreign to me that even after a week, I can’t easily remember simple phrases – these are the impressions I have taken away from Myanmar. Continue reading