Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly known as Maymyo, was once a British hill station ideal for escaping the Mandalay heat. When I read about it, I immediately thought of Dalat, Vietnam, a mountain resort town the French used to escape Saigon’s sweltering summers. Like Dalat, there are beautiful gardens, a nice market, local wine, motorbike drivers willing to take tourists to nearby waterfalls and other sights, and accommodation options ranging from
After nine weeks in New Zealand, we found much to love. Here are just 26 of them. 1. The many, well-marked picnic tables 2. Hikes and walks of varying length and difficulty are everywhere and easy to find. 3. Watching a bird of prey pick up a dead possum in the middle of the road while you’re driving 100 kph toward it becomes a routine occurrence after two weeks. 4.