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Yangon - Bus 43

Getting around Yangon using public buses

If you’re as broke as me, you certainly don’t want to get aroung Yangon by taxis! Even though Lonely Planet says that they are the cheapest taxis in all Asia, it adds up really fast if you take them More >

Bagan sunrise

[video] Bagan by night

Bagan is wonderful to cycle around in day time, but not only!!

All the sunrises and sunsets I’ve seen their were truly amazing. I can hear all of you say “Of course they were!! A sunrise or sunset is More >

Bagan

[video] The wonders of Bagan

Hopping on my bicycle, I started to realise the greatness of Bagan after only a few minutes. Everywhere, absolutely everywhere, in every field, on every road and durst track, temples – monasteries – More >

CouchSurfing Contest - Get Inspired

[video] The CouchSurfing contest: Get Inspired!!

 And here is it, FINALLY, Tim and Colin’s video about their trip in Myanmar!! Those 2 CouchSurfing addicts have been living in asia for several years, working as english teachers and travelling around, More >

My money

Changing money in Myanmar/Burma

Changing money in Myanmar is well know to be a REAL PAIN!

 

As yo might already know, there is no other way to get money (Kyat) in Myanmar than exchange cash.

 

No credit card payment, no ATMs, no More >

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 >

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