Tuesday, August 22, 2017

JJ Express VIP Bus to Mandalay

How can a ten hour bus ride, let alone in Myanmar, rival the train to Chiang Rai? When it is the JJ Express VIP bus to Mandalay. You would think that you...

Ngwe Saung Yacht Club & Resort

Though outside our budget, we decided that $135/night + breakfast at the Ngwe Saung Yacht Club & Resort would be well worth it if we could check in early.

The Hell Bus to Ngwe Saung, Myanmar

If you're tired of the crowds, incessant heat, and general dirtiness take the hell bus to Ngwe Saung. Ngwe Saung, a beautiful beach town in Myanmar...

Yangon Hotels: Construction Help Wanted

Myanmar, the land of the golden pagodas, has opened its doors to tourism. It has not opened its doors to reasonably priced Yangon hotels. The two hotels...
myanmar embassy bangkok

The Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Myanmar Visa

This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to...

Are You a Naive Traveler?

What kind of traveler are you? Visiting Myanmar has opened my eyes not from the 2000 pagodas that roam the horizon but from the naive imbeciles I have met while I have been here. Years...

Bad Bandwidth in Bagan

All the effort spent building 2000 pagodas has not been reciprocated by building a reliable WI-FI network in Bagan. Instead, the city has focused on price gouging tourists for bug infested hotels for over $30...

The Press in Mandalay

The press in Mandalay is at a crossroads. The country is on the cusp of modernization while simultaneously stuck revering antiquities of the past. The preceding is not a reference to the infinite shrines, an...

Happy New Years from Mandalay

Top places to spend New Year's according to critics are the following: 1. Times Square New York 2. Sydney Opera House Australia 3. The Strip Las Vegas Scroll, scroll, scroll. #68569 Benghazi, Libya Scroll, scroll, scroll. Keep scrolling. Where is Mandalay? I have...

Get on the Bus to Mandalay [Bay] sic

Like a Spike Lee joint I got on the bus then onto another bus then onto another bus to go from Ngwe Saung back to Yangon to the bus station then to Mandalay. The trip...
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