Remote Lands

Myanmar

Mysteries and Misunderstandings about Mergui

Mysteries and Misunderstandings about Mergui

In Myanmar’s remote south lies a group of around 800 tropical islands. Here, the warm ocean waters, which flow onwards to Thailand’s famous Andaman destinations – Similan, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and so on – are home to white sandy beaches and colorful underwater marine life. The Mergui Archipelago is only sparsely populated, and mostly […]

Luxury Cruises in Myanmar

Luxury Cruises in Myanmar

Discover the mystical kingdom of Myanmar and uncover its hidden wonders in style. One of the finest ways to appreciate the stunning scenery and ancient Burmese culture is to do it from the water: travel aboard luxury cruisers and stylish liveaboard yachts to see Myanmar from a different angle, as you glide along her rivers, […]

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

Deep in the remote hills of the Chin State, tribes of tattooed women inhabit villages. Visiting this far-flung corner of Myanmar is like traveling back in time, but it’s very apparent that society is changing rapidly. As Chin State is becoming more connected to the rest of Myanmar, local tradition is dying. The Chin people are known for their animist ways of life.

Discovering the Tribes of Loikaw

Discovering the Tribes of Loikaw

A short flight from Yangon sits the very traditional Loikaw, one of the best places to head in Southeast Asia for a window into authentic tribal life. I was the very first foreign visitor to some of Loikaw’s more remote tribal areas.

Myanmar’s Kengtung: a Mecca of Tribal Diversity

Myanmar’s Kengtung: a Mecca of Tribal Diversity

During my visit to Kengtung, Myanmar, which is located not far from the Golden Triangle – close to Laos, Thailand and China – I discovered true diversity for its own sake, free of any other agenda, political or otherwise.