Episode 064: Swe Yi Myat | Owner of Loikaw Lodge & Founder of Ancient Geographic
Swe Yi Myat is the owner of Loikaw Lodge, and the founder of Ancient Geographic Travel & Tours, Myanmar.
Listen to her journey from growing up in Yangon to co-creating a lakeside lodge and now putting together customised travel experiences across Myanmar.
Loikaw Lodge is a cheerful family-run retreat that sits on the edge of a tranquil lake in the heart of Loikaw, the capital of Kayah state in Myanmar.
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You can enjoy Burmese hospitality, ethnic experiences, and nature excursions while being based in a stylish accommodation built using local materials.
Interact with ethnic tribes via community based tourism projects, embark on hiking excursions with local guides, practice your skills on photography tours, and enjoy short transfers on vintage land rovers!
Also mentioned in this episode:
CBT – Community Based Tourism
Hta Nee La Le
International Trade Center
Jens Uwe Parkitny
Kaloe – Kayah bamboo guitars
Khaung – Kayah millet wine / rice wine
Mingalar Traditional Food
Myanmar National Airlines
Yar A Pyare
Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8
Music by Nordgroove from Fugue
Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
1940’s Slow Dance (Sting) by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions
Jazz Mango by Joey Pecoraro
Melting Sands by ELPHNT
All photographs courtesy of Ancient Geographic, Jens Uwe Parkitny, Loikaw Lodge, and Swe Yi Myat, unless otherwise stated