Monthly Archives: December 2017

Myanmar

Put aside the recent attention that Myanmar has received due to it’s military activities in the North West, the people of Myanmar are amongst the friendliest and gentlest that we have had the good fortune to meet.

If you want to experience South East Asia as it once was, come to Myanmar.! We loved every minute of it!

Myanmar (H) from SAMt & Bike Without Borders on Vimeo.

LIFE ON INLE LAKE

Life on this shallow freshwater lake is just captivating: With no roads or sidewalks , locals and visitors can only get around in narrow wooden boats outfitted with outboard propellers, that can be raised and lowered depending on water levels. Whilst the homes are modest, they a full of character and colour and filled with extremely welcoming and friendly families. The waterways bustle with activity and used by locals to wash their clothes as well as themselves. Fishermen work the lake, using a mesmerizing one-legged paddling technique you won’t see anywhere else in the world. They even grow tomatoes which are farmed on floating gardens and anchored by bamboo.
The authenticity on Inle lake and Myanmar in general is a very welcoming experience.

Myanmar from SAMt & Bike Without Borders on Vimeo.

Northern Thailand

Whilst most visit Thailand for its all- inclusive beach resorts the real gem (in our opinion) is in the very north where Thailand meets Myanmar (Burma).

Ethic groups such as Shan , Karin, and Hmong are just a few of the many ethic minority groups whom inhabit this remote mountainously region. The humble inhabitants of these small villages and communities could not have been more welcoming!

THAILAND from SAMt & Bike Without Borders on Vimeo.