Archive for October, 2012

Trekking Inle Lake - Lwe Kin

Trekking on your own in the east side of Inle Lake

Today is my last day in Inle Lake area, and I intend to enjoy it!! I get up at 8, there’s only one blond girl having breakfast. God! Everyone is getting up so early here!

I join her and we start More >

Nyaungshwe

A great travel agency in Nyaungshwe (Inle Lake)

 

I’d like to go trekking from Inle Lake to Kalaw, but a guide on my own is way too expensive (75000K), I need to find more travelers to share with!

 

I ask in Gipsy Inn, Joy Hotel and several travel More >

Cycling Around Nyangshwe

Cycling on the west side of Inle Lake

 

 

Today is the first day I enjoy the wonderful Gipsy Inn breakfast. My first breakfast in Myanmar, as I usually have my first food around noon! Only Mark and Amy, the 2 “Thais” from my bus, are here. More >

Inle Lake fisherman

A day floating on the beautiful Inle Lake

The hotels can arrange for you a boat tour on Inle Lake for 15000K, and you’ll share the price (usually 5 people max). We were 3 and we walked about 10m out of the hotel before a smiley guy came to us More >

Mandalay Hill2

Walking around Mandalay city and Mandalay Hill

 

 

After a great night sleep recovering from my 70kms trip in the countryside, I decided to visit Mandalay Hill, skipping Mandalay Palace and its 10$ entrance fee going straight into the government’s More >

Gipsy Inn Nyangshwe

Leaving Mandalay for Nyangshwe (Inle Lake)

At 5pm the truck came to pick me up at AD1 Hotel. I piled up with a bunch of locals, we picked up some more people including 5 tourists, and we finally got to the bus. I heard them talk and I More >

Mingun Paya

The best way to go around Mandalay area: rent a motorbike!

 

Today my day started at 7am. And let me tell you, I’m definitely not a morning person!! That’s how it came to my mind to have the greatest breakfast ever: a can of red bull!! (just kidding, you might More >

Sewing my new longyi

Day 2: discovering Yangon – The big rip off about changing money!

 

Another day walking around Yangon, the street life is really amazing, so many markets, hundreds of stalls,  people smiling all the time. I spent most of the day in the markets: fruit markets, clothes More >

Sule Pagoda

First day in Yangon: Getting a cheap hotel and walking around!

 

Yangon is an incredible city of more than 4 millions inhabitants. At first it just seems like any other big crowded city (and I don’t like big cities!), but once I got to the center the architecture More >

Myanmar from the plane

Going to Myanmar from Bangkok

To fly to Yangon from Bangkok, the cheapest company you’ll find is Air Asia. I booked online only 10 days before my departure and I paid 135 euros return (all taxes included, 10kg checked in luggage More >

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