Archive for July, 2012

Myanmar Travel: Inle Lake Reflections

July 31, 20129 Comments

How to Get to Inle Lake We said a sad goodbye to Bagan, leaving behind the temples and horse carts, to set off by coach for our final destination in Burma, Inle Lake. Inle lake is located in Eastern  Myanmar and is nestled between some impressive hills and mountains.  On our 9 hour bus journey we travelled through […]

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Bagan: Breathtaking and Beguiling

July 28, 20126 Comments

How to get to Bagan? Boat & Bus Basics From Mandalay we had intended to reach Bagan by boat, sailing down the river for 12 or so hours, alas the low season meant this did not fit our itinerary.  The fast boats only run in the peak season, so we were left at the mercy of […]

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Mandalay Payas, Monks and Monasteries

July 25, 20126 Comments

The Road out of Mandalay Our last Myanmar travel blog post covered the city of Mandalay, but a visit here has much more to offer the traveller.  The surrounding religious sites and countryside add greatly to a visit to Myanmar’s last royal capital.  So after you’ve had your fill of the bustling markets and delicious […]

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Myanmar: From Yangon to Mandalay

July 22, 20129 Comments

The Train Journey from Yangon to Mandalay Our first impressions of Myanmar Burma had been underwhelming. We couldn’t wait to leave Yangon and decided to take the train to Mandalay.  The train is not a popular travel option for visitors to Burma, most fly or take a bus when touring around.  Ask a local and […]

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Myanmar: Arriving in Yangon Rangoon

July 20, 20126 Comments

First Impressions of Burma: Yangon (Rangoon) We arrived in Yangon just over an hour after leaving the tarmac at Bangkok’s International Airport.   It was a very early flight and John and I had managed only about three hours sleep after meeting an interesting Fillipino woman, in the bar at the airport hotel, who we ended […]

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