Photo Essay: The Big Four Of Myanmar

Last updated: July 22nd, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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Before I took the flight from Bangkok to Yangon in September 2011 I was told that life, standard of living and infrastructure in Myanmar is similar to life in Thailand 30 years ago. Very excited about the upcoming 14 days, I was curious if this statement really was true. I decided to visit the so …
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A Boat Trip on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Last updated: August 19th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand
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Mighty and mysterious Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s famous “big four” destinations, next to the Swedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the historical city of Mandalay and the centuries old temples of Bagan. I only had two weeks to spend in Myanmar, but a visit to Inle Lake was a must and I didn’t regret it …
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Advice on Budget Travel in Myanmar

Last updated: August 28th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand

In this post I’m giving some advice on how to travel around Myanmar the cheap way, based on experiences of my two week journey around the country. Transport: It is relatively hard to travel on local prices in Myanmar. Guest Houses will normally book bus tickets for you (and keep some commission). Unlike in most …
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