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The Trains of Myanmar

MYANMAR | Thu, 15 Oct 2015 | By davidpmcgurk | Views [6339]

When we decided, against all advice, to exclusively travel around Myanmar by train, we did so under the pretense that we were making a huge mistake. But as it turned out, everybody else was wrong. And so here I am to write about our experience, which ... Read more >

Tags: bagan, bago, burma, dawei, jungle, mandalay, mawlamyine, myanmar, paddy, pyay

Bagan.. possibly the most charming place in the world (if you manage not to get lost)

MYANMAR | Thu, 27 Aug 2015 | By kamzam | Views [616]

OK mini bus was good, and conditioned and comfortable, and drop us of in Bagan. This is where things got a bit tricky as we were let put in Old Bagan and had to change to the horse carriage (part of the ticket) with which we went on the search for the ... Read more >

Tags: bagan, burma, myanmar, on the road, sunsets, temples

Mandalay and the old capitals

MYANMAR | Wed, 26 Aug 2015 | By kamzam | Views [636]

Because of the Kipling’s poem I also initially thought of Mandalay as of this charming, long forgotten Asian city… Luckily I did consult people before going there and one thing became most apparent: the best thing o do in Mandalay is get ... Read more >

Tags: burma, hill, inwa, mandalay, myanmar, on the road, temples, u bein bridge

Trekking in the hills of Inle

MYANMAR | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By kamzam | Views [689]

Next day we headed out for a 2 day trek round the surrounding mountains. We were originally planning to do the famous Inle to Kalaw trek but where convinced by the many locals that the surrounding nature is just as beautiful and if you do not have a ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, kalaw, myanmar, road less travelled, trekking

Magic of Inle Lake

MYANMAR | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By kamzam | Views [655]

The overnight VIP bus dropped us from Yangon to Inle Lake, or more accurately, Nyaungshwe. This is the city to which you need to buy your bus ticket and where you are most likely going to stay as it has most accommodation food options.   I ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, myanmar, red mountain winery, trekking

Steamy walking in Yangon

MYANMAR | Tue, 9 Dec 2014 | By kamzam | Views [575]

I missed being in Asia, having spent most of my recent travels on the other side of the ocean it was so nice to come back here. As soon as you land at the airport the humidity hits, the smells surround you and you find yourself in a completely different ... Read more >

Tags: asia, burma, monks, myanmar, rangoon, yangon

How I Almost Got Deported

THAILAND | Wed, 25 Dec 2013 | By jericafromamerica | Views [338]

     We thought we were in the clear. We acted fast in the Kathamandu airport and paid for a flight to make our connection from Dhaka to Burma. We were then advised not to leave the airport, spent 22 hours in a box of malaria-waiting-... Read more >

Tags: airports, burma, christmas, layover, thailand

White Elephant

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 1 Dec 2013 | By kresnawati | Views [294]

I had not fully appreciated the implications of the expression: 'white elephant', until my first trip to Myanmar (Burma), October 2013. White elephants have traditionally been revered in Myanmar. It is believed just before the birth of the Buddha, ... Read more >

Tags: burma, elephant, myanmar

Photos: Border Run to Burma

MYANMAR | Thu, 30 May 2013 | By sglass | Photo Gallery

We head to the coastal Thai town of Rach Gia to make a 1 day cross-border trip into Myanmar for visa stamps
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Tags: border, burma, myanmar, rach gia, thailand, visa

Discover the unadulterated country of Myanmar

MYANMAR | Thu, 28 Feb 2013 | By nomads-news | Views [3972] | Comments [1]

If you are keen on, and if you remember, travelling without the amenity of ATMs, credit cards and internet connectivity then you will understand my want and need to travel to Myanmar. Myanmar still has the romantic undertone of a far gone ... Read more >

Tags: burma, myanmar, nomads on the road, off the beaten path, travel

Trekking to Inle Lake

MYANMAR | Thu, 10 Jan 2013 | By aimonaput | Views [1829]

We meet at Kalaw's improvised gas station, although no gas is needed for this 3-day trip through isolated villages and gentle slopes of east Myanmar. A 50-year old expert in green turban and sporty tightened lungi skirt folded above his knees is ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, burma, inle lake, kalaw, myanmar, trekking

Bagan the landscape of temples.

MYANMAR | Fri, 7 Dec 2012 | By santiagobilly | Views [527]

A sunrise of discovery and people that where sealed off the the rest of the world. Political reasons divided these worlds, now as they open in a bang tourists will flow into one of the greatest temple landscapes in the world. It was a privilege to ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, bagan, burma, day, heat, kids, myanmar, pagan, sun, sunset

My Photo scholarship 2010 entry

MYANMAR | Fri, 27 Aug 2010 | By dvlazar | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I ventured to Myanmar (Burma) in February 2010 for three weeks, with an ambition to capture some portraits of monks in their environments. I sought out monasteries and temples in various cities and towns in the hope to meet some monks, and learn more ... Read more >
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Tags: #2010wnphoto, burma, monks, myanmar, travel photography scholarship 2010

Bangkok and Ko Samui

THAILAND | Thu, 20 Aug 2009 | By matsmith | Views [861]

Spending a day in Bangkok was great, there was just so many things to do and see that we wished we could stay longer. The city is much more expensive than anywhere we'd yet visited but we decided to stay in the city and visit the royal palace and emerald ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, big buddha, burma, chaweng beach, ko samui, motorbike, snorkelling, swollen eye

Welcome to the Golden Triangle!

USA | Wed, 5 Nov 2008 | By traveling_jungs | Views [831]

Tuesday, November 4       8:34 pm Thailand / 6:35 am US (Sorry if this log doesn't make much sense because we're trying to write it while watching a Thai soap opera. We're making up the dialogue - eh, all soap operas have the same plot so we're making ... Read more >

Tags: burma, chiang rai, ganja, golden triangle, laos, opium


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