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Unlike many other travel directories, Purple Roofs is not a simple repackaging of mainstream hotel chains for the gay and lesbian market (though we do have a couple of the gay-friendliest) - instead, we offer thousands of locally owned accommodations that you won't find in one place anywhere else.
This is our Myanmar Gay Travel section - here, you'll find Myanmar gay friendly and lesbian and gay owned bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels, vacation rentals, and other accommodations. We also list Myanmar travel agents and tour operators, as well as local gay travel events, gay travel news, and much more.
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Mandalay Jetty - 7 Day Charter Cruise - Burmese Days
Cruise along the Ayeyarwady River embarking from Mandalay, a former capital and a city that is hustle and bustling. As you sail upstream you will stop at one of the oldest cities in Myanmar: Tagaung with its ancient ruins and artifacts, described in the Glass Palace chronicle. As you continue sailing, you will get to go back in time and see George Orwell's former residence in Kathar. A must read, his novel "Burmese Dayys"! Apart relaxing and reading, an elephant camp will be amongst other stop points and activities on this picturesque cruise.
Yangon - Private Escorted Tour With 'Swiss Miss'
A personal guided tour by Myriam Grest Thein also known as the "Swiss Miss", owner of the company, and with over 20 years of experience in this field. Discover everyday Myanmar life and learn about the deep-rooted customs and traditions of the people.
Explore the floating gardens, hidden stupas, silk weaving and unique one-leg rowers of Inle Lake. Wander through the mix of golden Pagodas amongst the British Colonial architecture and diversity of its rich culture. Join us on this unforgettable journey!
Yangon - Yolanda's Spa Tour
A relaxing holiday package that takes you around The Golden Land, Myanmar. After a long day of exploring through the fields of a thousands temples, return to your hotel in the evening where you can have a sun downer by the river as you watch the sunset. Then retire at the spa where your well-deserved treatment awaits.
Yangon - 17 Day Myanmar Exclusive - Encounters With Hill Tribes
If you have the time, then why not? this precious destination is not for 'mass tourism',and we decided to sometimes bring travelers to this remote area who know how exceptional such an encounter is.
Myanmar is filled with beautiful landscapes, thousands of stupas and temples including the world wonder, the Shwedagon Pagoda, and beautiful white sand beaches with crystal blue water.
But this 17 day tour gives you the extra days to go off the beaten path to discover the way of life of tribes in the Kyaingtong area while trekking in the Golden Triangle region.
Yangon or Kawthaung airport - Myanmar Archipelago - Andaman Sailing
Choose 1 charter or private Archipelago sailing tour from the three sailing yachts we offer. Imagine 800 remote islands, a national park, white beaches and indigenous people who roam the islands in dugout canoes.
Only 1,700 visitors come here every year. The Mergui Archipelago is one of Asia's last island regions, which remains virtually untouched. Be one of the first to visit this paradise.
Yangon or Mandalay airport - 8 Days in Myanmar's remote Northern Kachin State
This hidden gem of a lodge that is located in the north of Kachin State, Putao, with manicured lawns is a "one must go". Amongst the beautiful lodge itself with a spa on site, you wouldn't go a day without an adventure!
From visiting an elephant camp, to meeting the surrounding tribes and getting an insight to their way of life, to a trek (or tenting) off into the snow capped mountains of the Myanmar-Himalayas in between the Indian borders.
Nomadic Boys - Our Myanmar Travel Video
Mar 13th, 2015
Our Myanmar travel video includes some of our favourite moments of our travels around Mandalay, Bagan, trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake and finally in Yangon.
The temples of Bagan were one of the highlights as was learning about the thanaka - the Burmese face mask.
We had a lot of fun learning about Burmese food in Mandalay at Yoe Yoe Lay... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Our Favorite Burmese Foods
Mar 10th, 2015
Burmese food startled us at first because it can be quite oily. And just as we started to get used to spicy foods (particularly after Sri Lankan food), we were surprised to find that Burmese food is quite mild - by Asian standards of course! The tea houses and street food scene of Yangon and variety of Burmese curries we... read_more
Nomadic Boys - Our Favorite Myanmar Observations
Mar 9th, 2015
We spent 3 weeks in Myanmar in January 2015 and instantly fell in love with the people. The Burmese were very curious towards us foreigners but extremely friendly and welcoming. It was really endearing and you just can't help but smile back. As well as the friendly Burmese, here's our favourite Myanmar observations and interesting facts that stuck with us.
Nomadic Boys - Gay Life in Yangon, Myanmar
Mar 8th, 2015
Myanmar is a very conservative and religious country with around 89% of the population practising Buddhism. In addition, it has retained the old colonial homophobic laws inherited from the British Empire.
Whilst Queen Elizabeth in the UK recently "signed" gay marriages into law, 150 years ago, Queen Victoria oversaw section 377 of the 1860 Penal Code being passed into law, which... read_more
Nomadic Boys: Bagan Temples in Myanmar
Mar 7th, 2015
Bagan is an ancient town in central Myanmar with over 2,000 temples. We visited Bagan in January 2015 as part of our travels in Myanmar.
We based ourselves in the nearby backpacker friendly town of Nyaung U at Eden Motel and rented bicycles to temple hop our way through the many temples over 3 days, enjoying 2 sunsets and 1 sunrise.
Nomadic Boys: The Monks of Mandalay
Mar 6th, 2015
Mandalay was our first stop in Myanmar and the first thing we noticed was the large number of monks of all ages everywhere.
Even at the gate of Bangkok's Don Muang airport waiting for our flight to Mandalay, we noticed numerous monks in their distinct red robes waiting to board.
In Mandalay we stayed at the excellent Yoe Yoe Lay Guesthouse. Every... read_more
Nomadic Boys: Is it Myanmar or Burma?
Mar 4th, 2015
Our first problem with researching and planning for this new country was what the heck do we call it? Is it Myanmar (pronounced Mee-anmar) or Burma? And why is one name sometimes put in brackets like on our Lonely Planet?
'Burma' was the old colonial name used during British rule and the accepted name after independence in 1948. But, the (unelected)... read_more
Nomadic Boys: How to Get a Visa for Myanmar in Bangkok
Mar 2nd, 2015
We took a break from travelling for a month in Bangkok as a base to spend Christmas and plan travels for 2015. We stayed for a few nights at the excellent Lub'D Hostel and then rented a condo (with gym and swimming pool) in the suburbs via Air BnB.
Our first destination in 2015 was Myanmar, a country which only recently... read_more