When Paul Theroux set out from his local stop on the London underground to the farthest reaches of Asia by rail, he would go on to write one of the greatest travelogues of the modern age. But Asia has changed.
George Orwell’s extraordinary talent for understanding the human race was born from the streets and back alleys of British India and Myanmar; these Eastern lands informed one of the greatest literary minds of the Western world.
A trek through the Shan Hills of Myanmar leads to incredible scenery, historical perspective, and a deep, abiding understanding of the Palaung of Northern Myanmar.
Regular Myanmar travelers will be familiar with the Balloons over Bagan, and now there are Balloons over Loikaw, a much lesser traveled Burmese destination.
It’s Chinese, it’s Western, it’s filled with sordid stories – Chin Tsong Palace is one of the stranger sights to find in Yangon and well worth a quick stop.
The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue serves a small, tight-knit community of 20, but the story and heritage of this site draws travelers from around the globe.
Spring is in the air and boots are on the ground in Asia to see everything the continent has to offer, from temples in Bagan and the City Palace of Udaipur to Beijing’s Forbidden City and Nusa Penida underwater.