The Governor’s Residence Yangon Burma (Myanmar)

The Governor’s Residence Yangon Burma is a Victorian-style hotel located in a teak mansion from the 1920s. The two-story mansion, as its official name denotes, served as the official home of the governors of the British Crown Colony of Burma, such as Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith and Hubert Rance.  It is located in the Embassy Quarter near […]

Inle Princess Resort: tranquility in Inle Lake

Inle Princess Resort is a wonderful hotel on the shore of the majestic Inle Lake in Shan State in Burma (Myanmar). Located at a nearly 3,000 foot elevation, the area is one of the country’s most picturesque places. Now that the political situation has improved in Burma, it is time to hurry and visit before this beautiful country and its gentle people […]

Top 10 destinations in 2013

Here are our top 10 destinations in 2013. We selected places that have a lot of history and culture, or natural beauty. Plan early because some destinations, such as Burma, have limited hotel availability. (1) Burma The country is opening up to the outside world and sanctions against it are being dropped. It is much easier […]

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort: luxury hotel on Inle Lake, Burma

  If you are visiting Inle Lake in Burma and want to stay in a luxurious hotel with an outstanding spa, beautiful gardens and a tranquil atmosphere, check out the Pristine Lotus Spa Resort. I stayed at the Pristine Lotus in early January 2011 and fell in love with the lush gardens and the serenity […]

The Strand Hotel: luxury historic boutique hotel in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma

The Strand Hotel Yangon is one of the few hotels that can boast of their own Wikipedia entry. The Strand Hotel is the grande dame of hotels in Myanmar (Burma), a Victorian palace built in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers, who happened to be the founders of the equally historic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Located in the heart […]

Conqueror Resort Hotel: privacy and tranquility in Pindaya, Burma

If you are going to Inle Lake and Pindaya in Burma, make sure you spend at least one night in Pindaya and hike around its hills. Most people who visit this area go to the Pindaya Caves, then drive all the way back to Inle Lake and spend their time on the lake. They are […]

Hotel Savoy Yangon: elegant colonial boutique hotel in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

Hotel Savoy Yangon is a splendid little boutique hotel to stay in if you are going to Rangoon (Yangon). Located in a renovated colonial building close to the Shwedagon Pagoda, Hotel Savoy Yangon boasts polished dark wood floors, wooden balconies overlooking a blue-tiled swimming pool and vintage ceiling fans take you back in time to the British […]