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Tag: Myanmar

Phnom Penh to Bavet, Cambodia

After a leisurely morning sipping a packet of my own Indonesian coffee on the hostel’s rooftop restaurant, I collected my laundry from a nearby shop that washed laundry, sold bus […]

Myanmar to Brunei via Thailand

Day 17: Country #3 Instead of taking the arduous route back through the only land border with Thailand, which was a worthwhile experience, I felt it would be time and […]

Myanmar – Mandalay

Day 16: Country #3 Mandalay is the commercial center of Myanmar, a past capital city, and much busier than Yangon. Because of the greater ethnic and commercial diversity of this […]

Bagan to Mandalay

Day 15: Country #3 The morning sunrise over the Irrawaddy River was spectacular as I took the ferry from Bagan to Mandalay, a day long trip from sunrise to sunset. […]

Myanmar – Bagan

Day 14: Country #3 After a strenuous earth-shakingly unstable train ride (which I slept through anyway) I arrived in Bagan, the remains of an ancient capital city of Pagan, consists […]

Yangon and train to Bagan

Day 13: Country #3 Though large, Yangon does not have all too many tourist sites and museums. But it makes up for it with daily life. I woke and looked […]

Myanmar – Yangon

Day 12: Country #3 Yangon, previously Rangoon, the capital of Myanmar is a busy city transitioning from closed economy to modernization. Entire city districts, especially near the river fronts were […]

Myanmar by Myawaddy land crossing

Day 11: Country #3 The bus ride from Chiang Mai via land to Myanmar is long, but well paved and easy to travel. There was plenty of road construction and […]

Chiang Mai to Myanmar

Day 10: Country #2 Immediately west of Chiang Mai lies Doi Suthep containing temples, a dragon stairway, and other religious sites. Tours allow plenty of time to wander the complexes, […]