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Mandalay accomodation?

Posted by igormozzilli on 4/2/2014 at 07:48

Hello guys I'm going in march in Burma and my plane will land in Mandalay airport, I'm looking for some CHEAP accomodation over there but I need to be able to reach the boat to Bagan and after a way to go to Inle lake (any suggestion about this?), why there is not a Mandalay section in this site? Thanks everybody and have a good life! Igor from Italy ...

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Burma trip report

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/12/2013 at 03:05

Here's a quick wrap on my just about to be completed Burma trip. I'll be writing a bunch of blogs and features related to the trip in the coming weeks, but given I've got an hour to kill at Yangon airport, here's a summary Itinerary Yangon 2 nights Accommodation: Hninn Si Budget inn ($27 per night aircon, share bathroom) Bus to Taungoo, 7 hours Taungoo 2 nights Accommodation: Myanmar Beauty Hotel ($25 & $15 bungalow thing with private bathroom) Bus to Meiktila about 9 hours Meiktila 1 ...

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Want to ride on the back of my bike from Thailand across Burma into India?

Posted by upthejunction on 17/1/2014 at 13:01

I am presently riding my Triumph Tiger800XC around the World, and have so far completed N America, Australia &NZ, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Not wanting to fly my bike now I am backon dry land, I have finally managed to organise a reliable tour guide, leadingcar and a supervisor from the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism to take meacross Burma from Myawaddy to Tamu. However, the only problem is the price,and to reduce it ...

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Cheap Hostels in Myanmar? (Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake)

Posted by Spasmic on 12/1/2014 at 09:30

Hey backpackers, I am traveling to Myanmar tomorrow and wondering if anyone had any experiences with relatively cheap hostels in Myanmar. I definitely plan on going to Inle Lake, Bagan, Mandalay and Yangon. I am open to suggestions for other places but any recommended hostels in these or other cities are greatly appreciate. Thank you! Justin ...

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Very General Myanmar Question

Posted by caseyprich on 3/1/2014 at 02:12

Who has good ideas of say 2 (maybe closer to 3) weeks in Myanmar. Would likely come in overland from Thailand and need to get back to BKK via overland too unless can get some cheap flight tickets. Part of me was considering the Tanintharyi Division from Rangoon, but don't have ANY IDEA about travel times and such or even destinations in that area . .. and would also like to get up to Bagen of course but wonder if with the time we'd have we need to just stay in the Rangoon and Mandalay area. A ...

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Burma - Internal flights

Posted by bananas4baba on 28/11/2012 at 12:09

Anyone know if it's possible (if so where) to pre-book an internal flight within Burma before we arrive. We want to fly from Yangon to Myitkyina as soon as possible after we arrive in Yangon. Air Bagan appears to be the company but no booking facility on their website. Thanks. ...

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Border crossings

Posted by ofer on 1/1/2014 at 13:18

Acoording Lonely Planet, it is possible to enter and lexit Burma via Mae Sai, Thailand only with a special permit. Is it true? If yes , what has to be done in order to have this permition? ...

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visa from Cambodia

Posted by ofer on 5/1/2014 at 03:26

How long is the process to get Visa to Mynanmr in Cambodia? ...

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Visa from Laos

Posted by ofer on 31/12/2013 at 14:49

Is it possible to get Visa to Myanmar from Laos? If yes,where and how long it take? ...

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Myanmar through eyes of a local

Posted by Jeanneke on 29/11/2013 at 01:42

Hi there, I'm 24 years old and I would like to make a trip to Myanmar for 14-21 days. Have not decided yet if I want to do this on my own or in a small group. What I do know is that I want to see Myanmar through the eyes of a local, using public transport instead of a personal driver, seeing places that you would never get to see with a touristic travel agency. I would love for instance to overnight in a buddhist monastery. I wont go between November-Febrary, just to avoid too many tourists. ...

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Pharmaceuticals in Burma

Posted by pete61 on 15/12/2013 at 19:59

We're travelling in Burma in Jan. In Cambodia,Vietnam and Laos I have bought anti malaria and antibiotics at pharmacies for a fraction of the cost compared to Australia. No script needed either. Are these basic drugs available in Burma (heading out from Yangon), if so are they cheap and will I need a prescription? Thanks, Pete ...

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A post on Nebule Beach one of Myanmar's best keep secrets

Posted by relaxedTrev on 19/12/2013 at 19:11

The following is a facebook place profile for Nebule Beach, a pristine beach with deep clear water and soft sand broken into bays by large granite formations. The page also has a slider post profiling 3 other southern beaches and 1 Myeik Island which is open to those on tourist visa's its well worth a look ...

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Looking for travel buddies...

Posted by yeahno on 3/12/2013 at 11:05

I wanted to start this thread for single travelers looking to team up with others to split the costs of accommodations and transportation. Anyone going to be in Yangon Dec. 4th to the 6th? I already have a double room booked on the 4th at Motherland Inn 2 for just myself. ...

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Extra day in Yangon and overnight trip from Mandalay

Posted by pete61 on 23/9/2013 at 18:26

My partner and our older 4 teenage kids will be in Myanmar from Jan 11th to Jan 26th. we have organised to travel from Yangon to be in Bagan for the Festival and thought we could break the journey (day bus) by staying somewhere in between. I'm not sure which route the bus takes so checked Agoda for both Pyay and Nay Pyi Taw for accom but came up with nothing available. We decided we could stay an extra night in Yangon and do a day trip somewhere. It will give us 3 nights there (need to be in Ba ...

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Buying airline tickets online

Posted by stef25 on 13/11/2013 at 14:58

I'm arriving in Yangon on 30 DEC and am trying to book a flight out to Heho to leave on the 31st. Do any airlines offer online booking? Most I've tried just have a contact form. Air Bagan has online booking but you have to create a user account first and my UK passport number is "invalid" (so their website thinks ...), so I can't create the required account. Which airline would be the most reliable for either online booking, or answering quickly to their contact form requests? Ma ...

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Night by the Golden Rock - how to get the luggage on the mountain top

Posted by RadeKatka on 13/11/2013 at 01:59

Hello, I would appreciate some help from someone who's spent a night on the Mt. Kyiaktiyo as I am considering the trip but I am still somehow uncertain it is worth it. If I go I am sure I definitely want to stay overnight on the top. My main concern is how to get my luggage there. It will be just a some 15 kg backpack but still... I've read some stories about the truck ride... Is it doable with such a bacpack or is there a luggage storage in Kinpun or any other possibility? I'd be really gratefu ...

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Visa runs in relation to Myanmar tourist visa

Posted by jackymoon on 10/11/2013 at 05:16

I'm in Chiang Mai and want to make a visa run to Mae Sai. My only concern is whether making said visa run will have any bearing on an application for a Myanmar tourist visa in the next few months. Does anyone have any experience with this? My Thai friend says it's no problem but I want to be sure. Thanks ...

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Woman with shaved (bald) head - visa problems?

Posted by anneirene on 6/11/2013 at 01:00

I am planning on shaving my head before I set off - yes Mr. Clean shaved. However, I know that Myanmar can be stricter with visas and I am wondering whether this might cause a problem in my visa approval? I plan on getting it in Bangkok. Any experience or tips appreciated. ...

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Random thoughts about Burma

Posted by mattocmd on 8/8/2013 at 22:01

Hello everyone! I spent about 28 days in Burma from mid-June until mid-July and I just wanted to share some random thoughts. - Chaung Tha Beach is lovely and rooms are cheaper than you've been led to believe. It's only about 5-6 hours from Yangon by bus and I consider it to be a 'must see' Burma destination, especially for beach lovers. The seafood is amazing and so cheap. - Book your room in advance for Yangon and when you do, choose one with free airport pickup. However, outside of Yango ...

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Travel agent experience in Myanmar

Posted by Rahulh on 3/11/2013 at 03:00

Grand lotus travel Agent. be careful Avoid using Grand lotus Travel in Yangon as they are prone to misrepresenting itinerary descriptions and commitments. We were shortchanged on hotels description's, had to negotiate very hard to get our choice of accomodations. Since we prepaid it was stressful and challenging. They made an offer to give a balloon ride in Bagan then denied it completely. We have six written quotes which they stated meant nothing as the last email attachment did not includ ...

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