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Posted by gracetandil on 3/10/2012 at 05:17

We are taking a tour package in Myanmar, 8 days, 7 nights, with Myanmar Delight agency. Do you know this agency? Is it common that agencies charge for the use of a camera? What are zone fees? That is strange, at least to me... Can you help me? ...

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Visa exit date

Posted by aussiejohn on 16/9/2012 at 20:07

Applying for a visa here in Australia before flying to Yagon from Singapore (SIA). Will I need to give exit details (booked flight) or can that float within the 28 days of the visa. If the answer is no, will the same question be asked on arrival in Yangon? ...

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travel north only

Posted by aussiejohn on 3/10/2012 at 17:49

My current 10-11 day plan is. Yangon>>fly>>inle lake>>overland>>bagan>>overland>>mandalay>>fly>>bangkok and would like some help deciding if this a sensible approach. Any thoughts on the better (or least worse) over land trips? as we could reverse Bagan and Inle or consider another fly sector to help. thanks ...

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Posted by gracetandil on 26/9/2012 at 11:52

I have a big doubt: If I go to the Myanmar embassy I must leave there my own passport, right? OK. I must pick it up after 3 working days. OK? Right. So, how can I buy a ticket to travel somewhere else, for example in Bangkok, if I want to but a bus ticket to Chiang Mai or wherever in the same country? Can I do that with a photocopy of my passport???? Does anyone know anything about this? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

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25 Days in Myanmar trip advice

Posted by Bully74 on 29/8/2012 at 10:03

Hi im Carlo fro Italy, im planning with a friend to spend 25 days around Myanmar. Ive been researching for the best itineraries and came up with this: Can someone tell me if it is too much for 25 days? Thank you Carlo Day 1 Yangon full day sightseeing Day 2 Yangon full day sightseeing Day 3 Yangon-Bago-KyaikHtiYoo by car Day 4 KyaiHtiYoo-Hpa An-Mawlamyaing by car Day5 Mawlamyaing Day 6 Mawlamyaing-Bago-Yangon by car Day 7 Yangon-Mandalay by flight/Amarapura/Inwa ...

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Back to SEA want to see Bagan

Posted by orangebutton on 6/9/2012 at 17:20

Hi fellow travelers I have small question, I plan to go back to south east Asia again this year since I got a free ticket to bangkok. As the title says I want to see Bagan, but I also want to meet some friends I made on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan so the question is where to go first to avoid unneeded bus travel although time is not a big issue since I am planing about 3-4 weeks for everything. As far as I understood you can enter Burma on Land but have to fly out? If that is correct the rough plan ...

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How to get a visa from Poland?

Posted by Joanna_S on 2/3/2012 at 07:50

Hi All, My sister and I are going to Burma next year. She lives in Poland, I live in the UK. London is one of 2 cities in Europe where they have a Burmese embassy. My sister doesn't have time nor money to travel to the UK to apply for her visa. She read somewhere that she could courier her passport and application form to me and I can take it to the embassy and then pick it up. Is this true? ...

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Back Up Plan for Mrauk U?

Posted by ehenness on 19/7/2012 at 14:44

Hello Travelfishes, I'm planning on heading to Burma in February 2013, and in order to plan my savings/budget I've found an itinerary. However, I realize the situation at Mrauk U is that no travel is allowed there currently. I'm hoping this will change come February, but if it doesn't, what would be a good substitute? I'm a solo female traveler, not a big trekker. I enjoy gorgeous landscapes and culture like dance/music, etc. Day 1 - Arrive 10 AM in Yangon Day 2 - Yangon Day 3 - Early flight ...

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Myanmar for independent travellers ?

Posted by chriswallace on 25/8/2012 at 20:40

Hi, Am heading up to Myanmar for 2 weeks in late November. As time is short will be doing Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan and maybe a couple of other places. What's the gig on independent traveling ? Can I fly into Yangon and go independent or do I need to be part of an organized tour ? Is bus or train recommended ? Also, what is the weather likely to be like and can someone suggest an itinerary. Chris ...

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Posted by gracetandil on 31/7/2012 at 06:11

I am planning a trip to Myanmar for next November/December. My plan is for 7-8 days, not more than that. Can you suggest any company or tour agency that could take us (a friend and me) to cover the area of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake? I know the idea of including tour agencies is not the purpose of this site but perhaps you could help us. We wouldn´t like to waste our time and money, you know... There is not much time to visit Myanmar that is why... Thank you. ...

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Posted by gup on 3/8/2012 at 05:57

Hi, We're a party of 4, all 55+. We will travel in Burma in November this year. Stay 2-3 weeks. Not interested in guided tours. Option A = car & driver. Want to see "tourist highlights" but also interested in "lesser known spots". Itinerary to be made up with driver upon arrival in Rangoon. Not keen on taking local airlines/buses/trains. Prefer paying our money to local private entreprise, rather that to (with all due respect) "subsidized Travel Agents/Agencies ...

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Posted by gracetandil on 24/8/2012 at 11:47

What is the fastest way to get the Visa? I know it takes 3 working days. Is it possible to get the visa in a fastest way? How? Can you help me? Thank you. ...

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Crossing from Burma to Laos now possible

Posted by somtam2000 on 15/6/2009 at 07:34

Just received the following from a traveller who just finished up a long jaunt through Burma. While they didn't cross the border themselves, this is based on information they gathered. Hope it is of help. "It is now possible to cross overland from Tachilek in Burma to Mae Sai in Thailand and Xieng Kok in Laos. While the former has been possible for some time, the crossing into Laos is new. To use the crossing, do the following: 1) Visit the MTT office in Rangoon or Mandalay at least ten ...

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Posted by gracetandil on 15/8/2012 at 06:59

I was reading an article on today´s CNN and it says there have been some clashes among religious communities in Myanmar. Do you have any other news? I am planning a trip for next December... Thank you. ...

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Mandalay Accommodation

Posted by loral on 12/8/2012 at 06:26

I have been able to book most of my trip in November, but I seem to have hit a brick wall looking for a hotel or guest house in Mandalay. Suggestions or recommendatios would be welcomed. ...

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Arrive in Yangon

Posted by NYTim on 10/8/2012 at 11:45

I plan, early next year, to go to Burma. I shall arrive in Yangon at 10 30 am or so. Can I just take a cab into the center of town and look for guest house or should I book ahead. Thanks ...

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burma blog question

Posted by sapote on 21/7/2012 at 20:42

hello friends, i was reading a blog ,i believe was part of Travelfish. it had a page of visa/before you leave info, and then another page about food with pictures and descriptions. other pages as well i didnt peruse. sound familiar to anyone? i plan a trip by bicycle to Burma next Jan and am trying to garner useful info for planning. already i have been pleased and surprised by the comprehensive conversations here thank you ...

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Itinerary for Burma in Aug/12

Posted by dakial on 2/7/2012 at 20:50

Hi all. I've done some reading about burma and built this itinerary. I was hoping you guys could help me validate it. I have ~13 days to spend there so I focused on what I saw were the main cities/locations to visit and also will try to do long distances by plane. This is it: [05/08] Yangon >Flight Singapore to Yangon Myanmar Airways - DEP:1325 ARR:1455 - 308SGD(RT) >Sightseeing >>Shwe Da Gon Pagoda >>Chinatown >>Bogyoke Aung San Market [06/08] Yangon >Day trip t ...

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Online eVisas for Burma?

Posted by busylizzy on 6/5/2012 at 19:38

I heard recently that Burma / Myanmar are now (or soon?) allowing travellers to apply for eVisas online via this site: Essentially it's a pre-approval process. You apply online, pay and 5 days later you're sent an approval letter that you present at the airport in exchange for your visa. The link to the Fees page doesn't work so not sure how much it costs. Air Asia indicated that it's already up and running (as of Apr 2012) but the eVisa sites indicates it's ...

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Itinerary for 30 days in Burma

Posted by steviej on 25/6/2012 at 05:08

We'll be arriving in Yangon, from BKK, on the 7th February departing the 9th March (two days overstay I know, $3 per day + $3 admin) Here's a rough itinerary: Yangon for a few days and then head to Bagan by bus. Boat to Mandalay for Sagaing, Amarapura etc. High tail down to Kalaw and trek to Inle (3 day, 2 night option), Inle Lake and surrounds for a couple of days then a morning flight from Heho to Thandwe and catch an afternoon flight to Sittwe obviously stay for one night in Sittwe and head ...

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