AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 – Vietnam VS Myanmar

It’s the beginning of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, catch all of Vietnam’s games LIVE on their large projector screen at the brewery! Vietnam’s games are always nice because they’re right around dinner time and we’ve got plenty of food and craft beer at East West to enjoy during the match. Live match schedule:  VIETNAM vs. MYANMAR – Tuesday, November 20th at 6.30PM. … Read moreAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 – Vietnam VS Myanmar

Life Onboard the Anawrahta

River cruising can be a leisurely, luxurious yet surprisingly efficient means to travel, especially in a country like Myanmar, where road infrastructure is lacking and where many of the sights are conveniently located close to the riverbanks. It also means unpacking just once, and paying one price up front for almost everything on the cruise: … Read moreLife Onboard the Anawrahta

Resort Review: Savoy Hotel

A stay at Yangon’s colonial Savoy Hotel With one of the most complete collections of colonial architecture in the world, it’s doesn’t take much effort to imagine Yangon of the late 19th century when it became the capital of British Burma. Its downtown boasts leafy roads lined with stylish buildings bursting with character, some repurposed … Read moreResort Review: Savoy Hotel

The End of Strife

Looking for answers to Myanmar’s future in Yangon Known as “Queen Of The East” in the 1880s, Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, has always held promise. Seeing its potential, 19th century colonist and writer Sir George Scott predicted that Yangon’s trade would outstrip that of Calcutta and rival the most celebrated American cities. On a muggy … Read moreThe End of Strife

Walking the Middle Way in Bagan

Uncovering Myanmar’s unique brand of Buddhism With almost 90 percent of
the population identifying as Buddhist, Myanmar is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world. The “Land of Pagodas” has more than 56,000 monasteries, home to up to half a million monks and 50,000 nuns to go with an uncountable number of pagodas … Read moreWalking the Middle Way in Bagan

Taking the Back Roads to Mandalay

Cycling Kipling’s Burma Few place names have the
 power to conjure up notions of exotic romanticism like “Mandalay.” Among others, it’s inspired a Hollywood
 film company, a Heinz sauce, and a
 hit children’s song where Nellie the Elephant runs away from the circus and meets up with her herd one night in the silver light … Read moreTaking the Back Roads to Mandalay

12 Burmese Days

Cruising the Ayeyarwady River into Myanmar’s past Myanmar is a land of fascinating contradictions. Known also as Burma, the country has seen periods of aggressive expansionism and extreme isolationism. It’s been the richest country in Southeast Asia and one of the poorest. It’s seen flourishing kingdoms under great rulers as well as humiliating losses brought … Read more12 Burmese Days

Heritage Line Defines the Art of River Cruising

IN AN ERA of supersonic planes, bullet trains and even space tourism, discerning travelers are opting to return to the Golden Age of Travel, going low and slow. Cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, with an estimated 21 million passengers testing out their sea legs last year. While the vast majority … Read moreHeritage Line Defines the Art of River Cruising