Monday, December 5, 2022

Guns & Butter: Bagan Travel Guide

Bagan is the reason to visit Myanmar. The pagodas go on for kilometers and the stories behind each are equally as remarkable. Here is the Bagan Travel Guide...
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The Hell Boat to Bagan

Tired of taking the bus, I thought it would be a great idea to float down the river from Mandalay via boat to Bagan on the Irrawaddy River for ten hours...

Guns & Butter: Yangon Travel Guide

Welcome to Yangon. Note 2 things: 1)Those beautiful structures made of gold are pagodas. 2) That odor you smell is garbage. Here is the Yangon Travel Guide

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...
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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...
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