- The Road to Mandalay: achieving where Kipling failed18-21 Nov '13
The next stop was Mandalay, much famed in literature from as diverse sources as Rudyard Kipling to Nellie the Elephant (she was a much travelled elephant you see).
Mandalay is famed as the final capital of the Burmese kings, Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Dec 7, 2013
- Day 15 - Inle Lake (Side trip to Kakku)Up early this morning for another enormous breakfast provided by the hotel - starts with 2 different juices papaya and pineapple, yogurt with fruit, fruit platter, Parma ham and Swiss cheese, 4 different types of pastry, soup of the day, Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 3, 2013
- Day 14 - Inle Lake (Side trip to Kalaw)Today adventure takes us to the town of Kalaw and onto the the Green hills elephant park.
The short stop in the town of Kalaw is quite beautiful and we head to a tea house to stop and get some coffee Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 3, 2013
- Day 13 - Inle LakeBack on the boats again this morning to take a trip to the 5 day markets as we arrive there are so many people pulling up their canoes trying to sell stuff to you it's quite harassing for the boat Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 3, 2013
- Day 12 - Mandalay to Inle LakeThe morning starts early as so many have, as we arrive at the airport for our flight to Inle Lake. Before the plane get to full flight we are already coming back down and the flight takes a whole 45 Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 2, 2013
- Day 11 - Mandalay (Side trip to Pyin Oo Lwin)Today it's the side trip to Pyin Oo Lwin. The drive is around 90 mins and we stop at a flower market along the way to see motorcycles being loaded up with flowers piled higher that the rider - I Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 2, 2013
- Day 10 - Mandalay (Side trip to Ava Island)We gear up today for our side trip to the beautiful Ava Island about 30 mins from Mandalay City.
On the way there is a short stop at the Paleik snake monastery where you can see the bathing of the Burmese Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 2, 2013
- Day 9 - Mandalay (side trip to Mingun)Up a little early and did not get much sleep last night so a cruisy day might be nice.
We first head to Mandalay Fort and Palace which as the old capital of Myanmar housed the royal family. The shear amount Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 2, 2013
- Day 8 - MandalayAfter a simple continental breakfast we take the drive 12km drive to Amarapura to the see the famously U Bein bridge which is the longest fully teak bridge in the world measuring 1.5 kilometres in length. The bridge is quite Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 2, 2013
- Day 7 - Bagan to MandalayUp at 4:30am this morning no breakfast to rush to the docks leaving Bagan behind to catch the 11 hour boat ride to Mandalay our next stop on the trip.
The boat is nothing special but does the job but Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Dec 2, 2013
- Day 6 - BaganToday was an early start as we head to Mount Popa which is a climb of 777 steps and is located about 1.5 hours outside of Bagan.
We stop on the way at Toddy Farm which is where they harvest toddy Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Nov 20, 2013
- Burma in a nutshellHeading on a local train up into the mountains gave us a different view of Myanmar today - the locals walking up the train track because its a shortcut, the railway staff jumping off the train at a precarious looking Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Nov 27, 2013
- Waterworld: boating on Inle Lake13-16 Nov '13
Inle Lake is pretty much the only accessible part of Shan state, where the mountains hide rebels, drug dealers and warlords. We arrived at Heho airport (a name that I think is apt to cause spontaneous singing) and Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Nov 27, 2013
- Day 5 - BaganRelatively late sleep in and up at 9 this morning and straight into seeing the sights after a quick breakfast. Went to Manuha Phaya which houses the largest/longest reclining Buddha statue in Bagan.
From here we went to see a Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Nov 20, 2013
- Day 4 - Yangon to BaganLeft our accommodation in Yangon at 4:30 this morning as our flight has been moved forward 2 hours and now leaves at 6:30 to Bagan.
Flying with Bagan airways was an interesting experience on the hour and a half flight we Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Nov 19, 2013
- Day 3 - YangonA bit of a late start today we enjoyed breakfast at the hotel which includes fruit platter and omelettes they are superb.
Taking a taxi to the Central Yangon Train Station we set of to find a local wet market to Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Nov 18, 2013
- Day 2 - YangonFound a fully westernised shopping complex down the road from the hotel which I was not expecting to see in Myanmar at all. The grocery stall is just like woolworths/Coles in Australia and have been told that they are going Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Nov 17, 2013
- Day 1 - Perth to Yangon via SingaporeGet to Perth international airport for midnight for the first leg of the flight to Singapore. Am stoked as I have managed to keep my luggage to a mere 13kgs.
Singapore of stop over was nice but short lived got to Posted by lee_1986 in Myanmar (Burma) - 2013 | Nov 15, 2013
- Myanmar (former Burma)
===A Little History===
Myanmar is officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, but some people still refer to the country as Burma. Burma is what the British called it durin Posted by janejoe in Sri Lanka, E.India, Bangladesh & Myanmar | Nov 19, 2013
- Two tales of one city: temples, pink elephants & green wormsMy first experience of Yangon markets was busy but not too noisy - in fact, Bogyoke Aung San (or Scott) Market reminded me most of all of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul - purpose built permanent stalls in neatly tiled Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Nov 19, 2013
- New friendsThe approach to Yangon (Rangoon) airport is a curious sight. As you swoop down lower you can see the rice paddies and straight angled lines of irrigation spread out in stark contrast to the sinuous curves of rivers crossing the Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Nov 12, 2013
- Notes and Errata on Myanmar Travel==Please scroll below a few pics of the authors for our observations on Myanmar travel.==
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- OCT 7-8th: MANDALAY AND MAYMYO, MYANMARMONDAY 7th OCTOBER
I got up early again for my flight to Mandalay. The airport was supposedly a new one but, if so, a very old design was used. For only the second time in all my travels anywhere, the first Posted by talismanic in Alistair in Thailand 2012 & 2013 | Oct 26, 2013
- Bagan Day 4===We headed out this morning to soak up a bit of Old Bagan. It is a shaded, acacia-lined area with many beautiful temples and a very relaxed feel. We visited Bupaya, an ancient and often visited Stupa near the river. Posted by mjschrum in Meanderings in Myanmar | Oct 26, 2013
- Bagan Day 3===We returned to one of our favorite areas of Bagan, the South Plain. It holds fewer of the more popular sites and is far less trafficked, much nicer for a leisurely visit. We went to the Payathonzu Group first and Posted by mjschrum in Meanderings in Myanmar | Oct 25, 2013