An award-winning visionary entrepreneur who left her previous job as a bank teller to build the first social enterprise hostel in Myanmar (Burma).
I have been hosting since...
I have lived in...
Guests, ask me about...
What you need to know if you are thinking about going to Myanmar (Burma).
Tips for El Camino de Santiago.
Hosts, ask me about...
How I built a locally-owned, locally-operated hostel from the ground-up.
With a vision to welcome the world to experience the beauty and support the ethnic communities of Inle Lake, one fearless woman embarked on a mission to open one of the first social impact hospitality enterprises in Myanmar (Burma).
Since 2015, 17,000+ guests from 125+ countries have forged unforgettable memories at Song of Travel, all hand-crafted with love by an incredible team of local, indigenous teens who are given fair salaries and on-the-job hospitality training, along with free housing, full meals, English lessons, performance bonuses, and more.
What I love most about hosting is...
Meeting new people from around the world, exchanging music and ideas and new perspectives, and showing the world just how incredible our hospitality can be.
My vision is to...
Give you the opportunity to meet like-minded travelers, become part of local life, and to connect to Inle Lake, our culture, and our people.
A moment that altered my life to become a host was when...
I was very fortunate to travel out of my country once. I stayed in a hostel because it was the only affordable option, but I fell in love with the atmosphere. I realized one day, my country could open up and travelers would come looking for hostels and not find any.
So I began working on Song of Travel – an affordable hostel with a social atmosphere and a social mission. We opened in November 2015 – the fourth hostel in our country, the first hostel in Inle Lake, and the first 100% locally-owned and 100% sustainably-operated hostel.
Song of Travel Brigade
Launched at the start of the global pandemic, the Song of Travel Mask Brigade evolved into a charitable initiative for guests to support essential service providers in Nyaungshwe.