Myanmar day 6: trekking continues

Today was the first time in my life I was eating bamboo for breakfast. Actually almost everything I have eaten during last few weeks I saw for the first time. After approximately one hour of walking through tea plantations we arrived to small village where we should sleep today.We left here our backpacks and headed…

Myanmar day 5: Ban Kham

We started our 4 days trekking in Burmese mountain before 9am, which is kind of late for local temperatures – if I should use polite words, I would say “it was really hot” Our guide Pew Pew left us not even one hour after we started, because his grandma was ill and he had to…

Myanmar day 4: Hsipaw

Hsipaw town is what they call “backpackers place” No rush of big city and super famous sights, but a nice place to relax in a peace. It is also starting point for treks to surrounding mountains and villages of minorities We arranged 4 days trek through tea plantations, rice pads, forests and with swimming at…

Myanmar day 3: Gokteik viaduct

Alarm at 3am, moving to train station during heavy rain and at 4am departure to Hsipaw. We sacrificed our sleep in order to have a chance to ride on Gokteik viaduct, very interesting and huge (689 meters long) metal construction, built during 8 months in 1899. At the year of construction it was the biggest…