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What Went Wrong with the Andaman Explorer by Pandaw Founder, Paul Strachan
I am getting lots of emails from Pandaw regulars asking what happened with the Andaman Explorer , the classic 1960s motor yacht we bought last year w....
Shocking truth - the scourge of electrofishing
As explored previously in in this blog Mekong's Xayaburi Dam , the $3. 5bn hydroelectric installation due for completion in 2019 has been hugel....
Jungle Atlantis - Who built Angkor... and why?
In the fourth in our occasional series on essential books for Pandaw passengers, Colin Donald recommends Charles Higham's The Civilisation of Angkor....
First on the Mekong: Pandaw's inaugural voyage from Saigon to Angkor, 2002 by Barry Broman
It is no exaggeration to say that the British empire was built by the sweat of Scotsmen, especially Burma and particularly the Irrawaddy Flotilla Com....
Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan
'The Chindwin is the loveliest of rivers. . . ' so wrote my late friend Alister McCrae of his 1930s trip up the great tributary as a young assistant ....
Between land and sea - The Irrawaddy Delta
Pandaw's latest adventure is a voyage to the heart of the Irrawaddy Delta, one of Burma's most colourful and distinctive corners. As well as fulfilli....
Cruising down the river
One of our favourite ways to travel is cruising along the rivers of South East Asia on a Pandaw river boat. No dragging suitcases from place to ....
Vietnam and Cambodia by Pandaw
Camilla Gomes, UK, blog and video of her experience in Vietnam and Cambodia with Pandaw Cruises. This was my first time at that part of Asia and a....
PANDAW CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME - IN BURMA: How Pandaw Founder, Paul Strachan gives back to Burma by funding rural healthcare and education
The Pandaw Charity was established in response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis in 2008, converting their ships into floating hospitals. S....
Watch our new video for a taste of the Pandaw experience
Nobody knows the great rivers of Asia like Pandaw, and nobody goes further than we do to explore new lands to bring you new experiences and new adven....
Back to the future: How heritage is key to Rangoon's prosperity
Rangoon – City of the Future. Anyone who has been to the place might choke on those words, as Burma's main port and biggest city is - let's face it ....
Out of the woods: Can Burma's great forests be saved?
Sailing through the green heart of Burma on the country's great rivers, the last thing on Pandaw passengers' minds is a shortage of trees. Especia....
Pandaw expedition managers are constantly carrying out reconnaissance on the routes we sail in search of undiscovered treasures for our guests to exp....
Two days mini cruise from Bagan to Mandalay - Video Blog
Watch Jenny & Sebastian Ritter's video blog from their Pandaw Pagan-Mandalay Short Cruise in October 2016. Please note video is in German. We hope....
Fire over Burma: Field Marshal Slim's classic WWII memoir
For the third in our series on the must-read books in Pandaw's library, Colin Donald recommends Defeat Into Victory, a general's-eye view of the Sec....
Decline and fall: Orwell's Burmese Days
For the second of our selection of the essential reads on Pandaw country, our guest contributor is self-confessed "Pandaw junkie" Charlotte Pinder....
Damned if they do? The great Xayaburi debate
Almost everyone who has joined a Pandaw expedition appreciates the importance of preserving Asia's great river valleys. We want the same unspoiled pa....
Extra, extra! Pandaw adds more dates as Laos becomes firm favourite
We pride ourselves on our flexibility at Pandaw, so when a product proves as big a hit as our Laos Mekong expedition, we do everything we can to meet....
A Stunning shot of Yandabo Pottery Village taken by Saw Yan Naing
;"> A Stunning shot of Yandabo Pottery Village taken by Saw Yan Naing, a waiter on board the RV Kha Byoo Pandaw capturing the spirit of this pi....
Pandaw Staff Picture Prize Winner and Photo - 10th October 2016
;"> This week's Pandaw Picture Prize goes to this shot of a beautifully presented and (we hear) delicious tiramisu, taken by its creator Aung....
Pandaw - First Tour Operator to sail on The Mekong into China
Pandaw River Expeditions has become the first Western operator to reach China's Yunnan Province via the Mekong River, when the RV Champa Pandaw moore....
Rite of passage: Champa Pandaw conquers first big challenges
There's something very exciting – not to say nerve-wracking – about the maiden voyage of a new ship. Dispatches from our new build supervisor Captain....
Read all about it - Introducing Pandaw's best book selection with Golden Earth
As you might expect in a fleet founded by a former publisher and Southeast Asian art scholar, all Pandaw ships carry well-stocked bookshelves and lib....
New season, new adventures - Pandaw welcomes two additions to our fleet
These are exciting days for Pandaw, as it's not often that we have two major new ship building and refitting projects running at the same time, both ....
Forging ahead: Pandaw's new sales supremo takes the tiller
As readers of The Pandaw Story are aware, our company has flourished by constant innovation, consistent experimenting with new products in new marke....
VIP visit: Cambodian Prime Minister steps aboard Mekong Pandaw
Everyone who boards one of our unique ships gets a warm Pandaw welcome, whatever their background, and that includes the Prime Minister of Cambodia H....
Experience is all: Pandaw founder shortlisted for top travel award
AUG 22, 2016 – Pandaw is delighted to announce that Paul Strachan, who launched Pandaw River Expeditions back in 1995 with his wife Roser, is one of ....
Think you know Burma? Not until you've seen the Chindwin
While the Chindwin River looms large in the story of Burma , its magnificent length (1200km) and unique presence are undersold by its classification ....
Dolphin delight: New opportunities to see the Mekong's favourite inhabitants
We have exciting news: Pandaw's special relationship with the Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is about to get a great deal closer on the Me....
Born in the jungle: Meet the man playing midwife to our brand new Champa Pandaw
In the Golden Triangle , the remote spot deep in the Southeast Asian interior, near where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet, Captain Duncan Trol....
Lion-ised in Hanoi: Pandaw passengers get the warmest of Vietnamese welcomes
It's often hard to tell Pandaw passengers' photos of their experience from those of the professionals paid to provide glossy images for promotional l....
In the pirate's lair: MY Andaman Explorer uncovers the roots of British Burma
Regular Pandaw guests know about our fascination for the rich history of British rule in Burma, on whose legacy our pioneering company was built. Ove....
Finding flavour: The top Aussie chef who transformed Pandaw's gourmet galley
Enjoyed Pandaw's onboard food offering recently? If so, you should know who to thank. His name is Stuart Hickman, a 47-year-old Welsh Australia....
New Horizons - Pandaw's maritime revolution
After 21 years of innovation on the great rivers of Asia, Pandaw is about to enter a whole new chapter in its extraordinary story, venturing into ....
Happy ending - how a veteran Vietnam War protestor found peace with Pandaw
We're delighted to share this fabulous online album of a Pandaw Indochina adventure, compiled by Lynn Bains , who joined our Classic Mekong cruise....
River Cruising in India
The Indian subcontinent is huge and there are so many ways to explore it. Whilst many visitors to India choose to travel by road, rail or plane, trav....
Itineraries for 2017 and 2018 are now on sale
Our 2017 and 2018 river cruise itineraries are now on sale. We are now also offering a pre-bookable wine package on all Pandaw-operated cruises....
Venture on an expedition into the Brazilian Amazon
Our Sales & Marketing Manager Sven Zika recently experienced our new partner program in Brazil - Rio, Iguacu and the Amazon. This blog gives you a....
Rangoon (Yangon) – the former capital of Burma (Myanmar) , the biggest city in the country and its most important business hub is undergoing enormous....
5 Stars - 4 Ships - 3 Rivers - 2 Countries
5 stars - 4 ships - 3 rivers - 2 countries - launched halfway around the world for my first taste of luxury river cruising and a glimpse of British c....
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