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.

Ancient Geographic is a boutique agency that offers customised travel experiences across Myanmar, particularly Loikaw.

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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:
Air KBZ
Accor Hotels
Bagan
CBT – Community Based Tourism
Chiang Mai
Chin state
Dawdama Gyi
Demoso market
Hoya Biya
Hpa-An
Hta Nee La Le
Htay Kho
Inle Lake
International Trade Center
Jens Uwe Parkitny
Kaloe – Kayah bamboo guitars
Kayah
Kayan
Loikaw
Mandalay
Khaung – Kayah millet wine / rice wine
Land Rover
Latah
Lisu
Mingalar Traditional Food
Mrauk-U
Myanmar National Airlines
Nathalie Johnston
Padaung women
Pan Phet
Pa-O
Polaroid camera
Rakhine state
Sittwe
Songkran
Thingyan
Yintale
Yar A Pyare
Yinbaw

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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

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