Thingyan Water Festival Myanmar

021 Thingyan: The wildest water fight on earth (Burma)

Tommo Travel Freedom Podcast

Yangon Podcast Episode 021: Thingyan Festival (Burma): The wildest water fight on Earth! Listen NOW! Subscribe on iTunes WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @5dollartravel [tweetthis]My comment is…[/tweetthis] What do you want in the show? Are we …

Thingyan (Myanmar) vs Songkran. Which one should you go to? (w/ Video)

Tommo Booze, Fun, Video Blogs

The Buddhist new year celebrations of Songkran (Thailand) and Thingyan 2014 (Burma) are on their way! These massive water fights run for 4 days from 13th April to 16th April and are some of the most fun you’ll have in your life! But which one is best? In 2013 we decided to experience the water festivals in BOTH of the two best countries to do so – Myanmar (Formerly Burma) and …

Burma Pictures: Monkey at Mount Popa temple

Burma Pictures: 10 Amazing Moments

Tommo Photo Inspiration

Myanmar is a fascinating country, largely because it is still pure from westernisation. Summing up this country, and any country, in a few pictures would be shallow and unfair but these images help us to remember the side of Burma that we loved: The lives of the people, not the sights on a tourist trail. Our month in Burma ended in May 2013 but we’ve had a lot of fun …

Mahabandoola Guest house, Yangon. (Review & Contact details)

Tommo Travel Tips

The Mahabandoola guest house not only benefits from a great, central location – opposite the Sule Pagoda – but also from being super cheap. Finding budget accommodation in Yangon (Burma) for under $5 per person is not easy… Huge demand by increased tourism, combined with inflation in Myanmar has pushed a lot of prices up in the last couple of years. It’s now hard to find competitively priced accommodation like …