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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