Travel Blogs from Kalaw, Myanmar

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Doing the school run, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Doing the school run

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to Lake Inle some 30 odd miles away. Erica was still a little hesitant but after Sapa she is Miss Outdoors. We wandered around Kalaw which is essentially a beautiful small hillside town. We went to the market and picked up a few gifts for the trek, not ...

Like a 1970's Roy Oxford...only worse, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Like a 1970's Roy Oxford...only worse

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... night's sleep, we used the duvet the room was so cold. We had our free breako then booked another night bus that evening to go to Kalaw to do some more trekking, we were told this would take 12 – 14 hours and would leave at 4pm. We were aching from ...

Chapter 32: Me and Myanmar, Part 2, Bagan/Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Chapter 32: Me and Myanmar, Part 2

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... hours of travel, I'd made it to Kalaw, which is kind of sad given how close it looks to Bagan on a Myanmar map! As it turns out, Kalaw was excellent. It's an old British hill station - rather similar to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, except not as ...

Trekking...or not, + some much-needed fresh pasta, Kalaw+Inle Lake, Myanmar travel blog

Trekking...or not, + some much-needed fresh pasta

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Kalaw: beautiful mountain setting, small town with a great Nepalese restaurant! Inle: gorgeous lake surrounded by hills and with the best fresh pasta this side of...somewhere else with good fresh pasta. More later on these places, stay ...

Living it up in Cool Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Living it up in Cool Kalaw

A travel blog entry by irax

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... and the beaches are probably too wet at the moment" "The west?" "Too wet" Now I really started to struggle, "I'm heading to Kalaw, I heard you can do some nice trekking there" "We don't really like walking" This couple continued onto Inle Lake, but I ...

Sikh hospitality in the hills, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Sikh hospitality in the hills

A travel blog entry by will

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... a marbles-like game, an ancient buddha statue made of bamboo, numerous old British homesteads and an incident with a buffalo. Back in Kalaw, I heard a whine that wasn't too dissimilar from a cat's meow, which in fact turned out to be the whine of a ...

3-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

3-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by faff

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... met some locals and heard tales of a wily Irish man called Francis Murphy who could polish off a whole bottle of whiskey. He returns to Kalaw often and met a local girl and now leaves in Yangon. The next day we met our guide Mishal and set off on our 3 ...

A lakes, a hike and a city, Inle Lake, Kalaw and Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

A lakes, a hike and a city

A travel blog entry by beats

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... of these oversized dice. It was interesting just watching people do their mundane - for them - weekly stuff. I then headed to Kalaw & spent 2 days doing a guided trek into the tribes villages in the hills that surround the town. The people in the ...

Elephant Walk, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Elephant Walk

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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... with Olympic coverage... Dejected, I had to think about the elephants again to cheer me up. Then I thought about flying to Myanmar's top beach destination, Ngapali Beach, which we were doing tomorrow morning. OK, I feel better ...

Kalaw - Sixteen Seats and Thirty People, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw - Sixteen Seats and Thirty People

A travel blog entry by gascon

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... , 8 hours into our living hell, the road started to turn uphill and curvy as we were climbing in elevation towards our destination, Kalaw.  As I was trying to make every last bar of power on my iPod count, I noticed the scenery changing and looking ...

Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw

A travel blog entry by kikidelocksley

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Kalaw va ser el camp base per planificar el trekking de 2 dies cap a Inle Lake. Quan dic planificar em refereixo a contractar un guia que ens porti fins on volem anar. Res complicat. Es tracta d'un poblet de muntanya on feia una mica de fresqueta. Amb una ...

Kalaw to Inle Lake, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw to Inle Lake

A travel blog entry by patsouth

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... of that day walking with our guide KT. We talked of politics, sex, divorce, family, religion, and business within modern Myanmar's conservative culture. Arriving at the western rim of Inle Lake amid the tourist stalls, we boarded a long boat for the ...

Bamboo Buddha: Buddha of Nee Paya - Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Bamboo Buddha: Buddha of Nee Paya - Kalaw

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Back into Kawlaw and to the gold lacquered bamboo Buddha of Nee Paya at the Pinmagon Monastery. Dinner was courtesy of the Everest Nepali Food Centre with garlic cheese chapatti, dhal curry rice, fried rice - egg, vegetable and chicken plus a bottle of ...

HIGHLIGHTS Thurs 3 Jan: Drive to Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Thurs 3 Jan: Drive to Kalaw

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Again up for the sunrise from the hotel roof top bar. Today was a long and uneventful 6 hour drive to Kalaw. Royal Pearl Rose Restaurant in Nan Pan Thet Village for our usual hour long lunch stop. Kalaw is set high 1,300 m above sea level with a cooler ...

Kalaw Market & Railway Station, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw Market & Railway Station

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... and rice. This was probably the trip’s most inexpensive meal so far with the mains at 1,000 to 2,000 K = a dollar or two! The Myanmar beer was the cheapest on tour at 1,700 K compared to the usual 2,500 to 3,000 K. The most expensive was 3,500K. I ...

Lofty Kalaw, trekking central, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Lofty Kalaw, trekking central

A travel blog entry by kenyanmaasai

... and we'd have to go and get them to fix it. This was the case with all the toilets in the place. Grimy. We did end up booking our trek with them. Kalaw is the trekking capital of Myanmar. Most people trek from here to Inle Lake which is a 3-day hike away. ...

Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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Uli et moi sommes arrivés dans cette ville pour organiser un  trek qui a pour but le Lac Inle. Trek de deux jours  dès le lendemain avec 3 pakistanais et deux américaines. Le trek fut sympa même si un peu trop facile à notre gout. On a ...

Shit, it's cold!, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Shit, it's cold!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... ;In Upper Class ($3) however there was a tour group of middle aged, middle class Brits. There are loads of these tour groups in Myanmar now that it's 'opened up' and they are happy to pay 40-60 dollars a room which is obviously why its so expensive here! ...

Trek to Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Trek to Kalaw

A travel blog entry by aerotrevel

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... that included two nights accommodation and the meals. The trek through the hilly landscape inhabited by the different minorities of Myanmar was nice and fascinating. The scenery was delightfully variable with all the farm fields, forests and hills. ...

Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw

A travel blog entry by yushim

3 hour pick up truck back to ...

Moving on Again, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Moving on Again

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy

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... a few days ago. As fate would have it, there is no direct means of public transport between Nyaungshwe and Kalaw, two of the more popular tourist destinations in Myanmar. So we spent a lot of our free time in Nyaungshwe trying to arrange a taxi to ...

The 12 hour night train to thazi was ..., Beyond Rangoon, in the cool mountains of Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

The 12 hour night train to thazi was ...

A travel blog entry by pauldebbiesmrz

... , so I suppose everyone wins - except the children who have no shoes or pencils to do their homework with. Poor helpless Myanmar. The highlight of Kalaw was our 2 day trek to the village tribes, hiking through the mountains and rain forests. We had a ...

Hiking trip from Kalaw to Inle lake, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Hiking trip from Kalaw to Inle lake

A travel blog entry by kabouterjulchen

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... to bargain even more with the people from the minibus. The ride with the minibus was awesome, very hilly, very curvy and some Myanmar people throwing up.The bus is quite uncomfortable for people having a normal height. For dwarfs from Europe and Asia just ...

HIGHLIGHTS Fri 4 Jan: Hill trek > Painebin village, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Fri 4 Jan: Hill trek > Painebin village

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... currently being built and in next to no time we were back to the road and another simple roadside restaurant lunch. Back into Kalaw and the bamboo Buddha of Nee Paya at the Pinmagon Monastery. Dinner was courtesy of the Everest Nepali Food Centre. See ...

Trekking in Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Trekking in Kalaw

A travel blog entry by mmlivelife2011

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... Day 2. I will finish with a comment about the state of this wonderful country and my reading patterns.  The elections here in Myanmar on April 01 went decidedly in favour of freedom, democracy and progress.  Suu Kyi's party won 44 of 45 seats ...

Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Kalaw

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann

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... , which was lovely! Our hotel was a on top of a hill and the breakfast room had a beautiful view over the surrounding hills and over Kalaw. The main reason to come to Kalaw was to trek and mainly to trek to Lake Inle. We were thinking about doing a 3 day ...

ridin' atop a truck full-a mellons, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

ridin' atop a truck full-a mellons

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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... -grip on the rope. So much fun, breaking all the usual rules of the road, I could hardly contain myself. Not long until we rolled into Kalaw, greatly appreciated a well-earned hot shower, and organized a 3 day hike to Inle Lake. What a day, what a ...

entre los campos de arroz, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

entre los campos de arroz

A travel blog entry by angelita.lita

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... pick up hace una parte del recorrido, asi que comenzamos a andar a eso de las 9 de la mañana desde un pueblecito. En Myanmar siguen utilizando animales en el campo y en otros trabajos, asi que durante todo el camino vemos bueyes. Hay un poco de barro en ...

Trekking a Kalaw, Kalaw, Myanmar travel blog

Trekking a Kalaw

A travel blog entry by cyril.galland

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Bonjour, apres 8h de voyage avec notre taxi, nous sommes bien arrives a Kalaw, petite ville de montagne. Nous sommes partis le lendemain pour un trek de 3 jours afin de rejoindre Inle Lake. La premiere nuit nous avons dormi a meme le sol chez l'habitant, ...

the final star trekking, Kalaw, innle lake, Myanmar travel blog

the final star trekking

A travel blog entry by douglaschien

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... region and country. most importantly, he speaks english very well and it is easily understood.  approximately 90% of the population in myanmar are farmers. they may be poor and have to work hard, but supposedly there is not much poverty here, as in ...

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