Yogyakarta

Immediately after landing in Yogyakarta, I could sense the relaxed vibe of the city. The area I stayed in had a backpacker feel, but walking a few blocks away you could escape from the more western oriented restaurants and bars. Visiting in March, it was during the rainy season, which I had not expected so … More Yogyakarta

Mandalay-Home of the Last Burmese King

The last Burmese king was King Thibaw who lived at Mandalay Palace. The British navigated the Irrawaddy River and captured Mandalay fairly effortlessly during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. King Thibaw was exiled to Ratnagiri India. During colonial rule, the Burmese viewed Mandalay as a city rich with culture and Buddhism, and the city housed many … More Mandalay-Home of the Last Burmese King