Bringing back Yangon’s walking tours

The coronavirus restrictions have affected many parts of the economy, from street vendors to large businesses. As the country has ground to a halt, one sector, in particular, has suffered from the lockdowns and travel controls. Many tourism activities were suspended in 2020, with numbers of local and international travelers having all but disappeared. Despite […]

Coffee culture takes off in Yangon

YANGON, 11 November 2019: I enjoy walking tours, but I always keep one eye open for the corner coffee shop a couple of hours into the tour as the sun’s tropical glare intrudes on sidewalk shade. Yangon is no exception as I follow the guide through a warren of stalls that make navigation of the […]