Travel Blogs from Mandalay, Myanmar

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The Road to Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

The Road to Mandalay

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... itinerary would stare blankly when I'd say, "And then I'll fly from Chiang Mai to Mandalay." They'd inevitably ask, "Where's Mandalay? In Myanmar? Where's that?" A traveler in Lao actually asked me, "Why go there?" Keeping in mind that most people don't ...

...the road to Mandalay.... not on your Nellie..., Mandalay, Pyin U Lwin and Monywa, Myanmar travel blog

...the road to Mandalay.... not on your Nellie...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... very low prices. The next morning we set off for a whistle stop tour of several ancient capitals of Myanmar. We started at Amarapura, just outside Mandalay . On the way we stopped at an embroidery workshop where exquisite (if not to our taste) beaded ...

Final day in Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Final day in Mandalay

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... option. The only 'must do' thing left for us to experience in Myanmar on our last day was the sunset over the famous teak Mandalay U-Bein Bridge. We didn't really have enough cash left to hire a private taxi ($15) so decided to give the local shard bus ...

Northern Loop Trip, Mandalay, Myitkyina, Bhamo and back to Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Northern Loop Trip

A travel blog entry by beats

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... After a chat with Immigration, I was pointed to the jeep option. From Bhamo, I travelled by boat down the Irrawaddy River to Mandalay. This was a beautiful trip - argued as the most beautiful in Burma. The trip took 4 days & 3 nights & I slept on ...

Chapter 31: Me and Myanmar, Part 1, Yangon/Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Chapter 31: Me and Myanmar, Part 1

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... for a military checkpoint, but they didn't even look at our passports as they waved us along. At 8am we finally arrived in Mandalay. Yoshi and I took a taxi downtown, checked out a few hotels, and settled on the Nylon Hotel, which had air-con, a ...

Mediocre to Majestic Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Mediocre to Majestic Mandalay

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... even for another day was not an option so we opted to try our chances. Every traveller I've met said that Mandalay was the worst of Myanmar and that the other environs were far more apealing. I hope that they're right and longed already for another ...

Man Down in Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Man Down in Mandalay

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... an hour later we had found the clock tower and not long after a room to stay for the night. Our first impression of Mandalay was hot, dusty, incredibly busy with people and traffic, not as run down as Yangon, in fact quite prospers in comparison but for ...

Mandalay and the Ancient Cities, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Mandalay and the Ancient Cities

A travel blog entry by faff

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... . Motorbikes are not allowed in Yangon incidently, only govermnent people can use them there and I have no idea why. On first impressions, Mandalay seems nicer than Yangon but after a few days you realise that it is a bit of a hole. Electricity is cut off ...

Burmese Days, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Burmese Days

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... . I was glad that I'd already kicked back a few gulps of my rice wine whiskey however before I read the page in Mandalay Air's inflight magazine celebrating their tenth year anniversary. It stated that in the past ten years it hasn't always been smooth ...

Mandalay, Mingun+Pwin Oo Lwin, Mandalay, Mingun+Pwin Oo Lwin, Myanmar travel blog

Mandalay, Mingun+Pwin Oo Lwin

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... really nice Swedish guy, Rob, and we ended up travelling together for the next week or so. We started off with a trip in Mandalay to see the nightly performance by the Moustache Brothers, a group of 2 brothers and a friend who are the most famous ...

How much does it cost to travel in Myanmar, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

How much does it cost to travel in Myanmar

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... options were over $4000 per person for little more than 10 day trips. We knew prices would be artificially inflated as the Myanmar tourist route is well established and prices on that route have little flexibility, so we had prepared our pockets for a ...

How clean is your colon?, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

How clean is your colon?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... teak bridge, U Bein Bridge, for sunset which was great.  This bridge is the one on the cover of the Lonely Planet Myanmar book and spans 1300 yards, the longest teak bridge in the world and consists of 1000 teak posts emerging from the river.  ...

My My it's Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

My My it's Mandalay

A travel blog entry by irax

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... to Bangers. She'd meet her boyfriend, recover and then try again in the land of food poisoning, good luck. My time in Mandalay wasn't overly exciting. It'd say three great things happened here. 1) Shane introduced me to Passion Fruit. My goodness it's ...

Non-stop Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Non-stop Mandalay

A travel blog entry by irax

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... and managed to spend a number of hours up there. We also visited one of the four ancient capitals that surround Mandalay, Mingun. We'd talked to a number of other people that had already been that described it as "Nothing Special". This became a bit ...

WARNING - EXTREME TRAVELLING, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

WARNING - EXTREME TRAVELLING

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... of course they haven't seen contact lenses before. The day consisted of visiting sites around the old palace, stupas, golden Buddhas and Mandalay Hill with its great views across the city. The tour was going great we visited places not mentioned in the ...

Up the road to Mandalay without a paddle, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Up the road to Mandalay without a paddle

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... -> Fields of temples at Bagan The (Myanmar) People's Desire This also comes from The New Light of Myanmar newspaper, although I noticed it on billboards around Mandalay as well. I thought I got a picture of one but it ain't in the files so obviously ...

Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Mandalay

A travel blog entry by jessnel

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... the old colonial buildings left. I don't think we've seen that many plasma TVs for sale in any part of Myanmar. The best thing about Mandalay was the cheap internet access, 500 Kyat / min. (Still not cheaper than China though). Can't escape ...

On the road to Mandalay, Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

On the road to Mandalay

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... 3 ancient cities. We normally don't do this, but, time was not on our side, and this was the quickest way to get around. Mandalay City was great. Little tea shops everywhere and the only place to eat food was off of the street. US0.45c for 2 people. This ...

For Hylton Cooke, our Grandad, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

For Hylton Cooke, our Grandad

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... the hill, climb it and get back to check out at midday. What we didn't realise, hang on, what I didn't realise was how enormous Mandalay is. The city is built around the Golden Palace and old city walls. Each side of the wall is around 2 kms in length. ...

An unlikely venue, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

An unlikely venue

A travel blog entry by will

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... caught. After managing to shake him off I was able to enjoy a nice sunset behind the mountains overlooking the Ayeryawaddy River, downtown Mandalay and the huge palace complex. Olwyn and an Israeli guy we met agreed to splash out and join us in getting a ...

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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... open sewer of a city with warm, friendly people who deserved to live somewhere nicer. I had a few days riding a trishaw around the city, walking up Mandalay Hill & visiting some towns outside of the city which contained a number of historical ...

An exotic ring but not so exotic feel, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

An exotic ring but not so exotic feel

A travel blog entry by will

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... of it was very dirty and had little character. Unable to book a ticket for Hsipaw, Susan, Guy and myself found ourselves stranded in Mandalay for another day. Rather than spend it in the city, where we felt there was very little to do, we decided to get ...

Myamar again, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Myamar again

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... we unexpectedly had this chance to have a better look at Burma and the places we didn't have time to visit before. We headed to Mandalay strait away to pickup where we left off. The plan this time was to travel to the most northern parts that we were ...

Mandalay and the bartering Burmese Shri Lankan, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Mandalay and the bartering Burmese Shri Lankan

A travel blog entry by candicecushard

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Mandalay was a great city for antique shopping. It is as illegal to take Antiques out of Burma as it is to sell them. We found our favorite Antique shop on a back alley in Burmese Shri Lankan's garage. He had everything for British Swards to Hill Tribe ...

Saiging Hill, Blue Taxi's and U Beins Bridge, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Saiging Hill, Blue Taxi's and U Beins Bridge

A travel blog entry by bass_ke

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Today was the day to see some sites, after another nice breakfast we set of in the 'Blue Taxi' These things are pretty much the Mazda equivalent of a Mighty Boy and have two bench seats along the back, cheap to get around in and better than by ...

Unberfuckingbelieveable!, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Unberfuckingbelieveable!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... Asia office in Rangoon so i could fly back to Bangkok from there only to be told i couldn't change the originating airport (ie. Mandalay) as it was a promotional fare decided i would splash out $33 on an upper class sleeper birth on the night ...

Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Mandalay

A travel blog entry by yushim

18 hour overnight bus to ...

U bien Bridge - Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

U bien Bridge - Mandalay

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Inwa (Ava) Kingdom moved to the nearby Amarapura. He salvaged the unwanted teak columns from the old palace during the move to Mandalay. Health & Safety would again have a field day as there are virtually no guard rails in most parts of the bridge. ...

Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

Mandalay

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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Cette ville et ses environs recèlent de pleins de petits coins sympas mais j'ai vécu dans cette ville la plus grosse chiasse de ma vie donc je n’ai pas pu en profiter comme il se doit ! Une journée de repos et direction Hispaw pour faire un ...

monks city, Mandalay, Myanmar travel blog

monks city

A travel blog entry by tobi

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i'm in Mandalay, the reason people come here is to visit the small towns outside the city where you can enter some monasteries... as you can see on the pics there are many monks living here,  the city is full of monks, they are very friendly, ...

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