Travel Blogs from Mawlamyine, Myanmar

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Down in the South, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Down in the South

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... and a good cycling tour For the confusion of the Russians (or anybody else) the third largest city in Myanmar is known by the three names Mawlamyaing, Mawlamyine and Moulmein. To me it was not apparent which one is the current name as locals seemed to ...

Paauk Meditation Centre, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Paauk Meditation Centre

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Time to reflect and these ladies at the Paauk Meditation Centre (established 1935) certainly have plenty of time to simply do this. When I first saw them sitting still under their nets, it reminded me of the food at home with the net cover but this was ...

HIGHLIGHTS Tues 25 Dec: Rubber bands, Meditation, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Tues 25 Dec: Rubber bands, Meditation

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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After an hour long boat trip to Bilu island, visited different villages making bamboo hats, wooden pipe for smoking and pens where boys will be boys and were quite content playing with an old coconut palm leaf, saw raw rubber being rolled out, rubber ...

Bamboo Hat > Pipe > Rubber Band > Walking Stick, Nathmaw, Myanmar travel blog

Bamboo Hat > Pipe > Rubber Band > Walking Stick

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Cuenca, Ecuador. The day started with a trip to the Mon island of Bilu Kyun (Orge Island). An hour's boat ride across from Mawlamyine to the 75 villages on this island. We wondered why there were lifejackets in our yellow bus. Answer … we needed to ...

Descente vers le sud, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Descente vers le sud

A travel blog entry by marie-julie

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Après 24h de trajet (7h de bus, 7h d'attente et re-10h de bus), arrivée finalement à Mawlamyine, au sud de la Birmanie. Pour se reposer on s'offre un bel hôtel, le luxe (à 30$, ca reste raisonnable quand même!) pour 4 jours! L'endroit est ...

Golden rocks, ogres and speeches, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Golden rocks, ogres and speeches

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... est passé. Ils étaient vraiment fiers qu’une Birmane puisse être aussi connue et qu’elle puisse diriger le Myanmar à l’avenir.    Our first stop after Yangon was Kyaitiko, where there is a famous golden boulder on a ...

HIGHLIGHTS Mon 24 Dec: All day drive to Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Mon 24 Dec: All day drive to Mawlamyine

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... day of Explore's 3 week trip through Myanmar. An 8 am departure for the 300 km trip to the former capital of British Burma Mawlamyine also known as Moulmein. The Taukkyan War Cemetery. During WWII 27,000 died and 6,374 soldiers are buried here. It was to ...

Going on a detour south, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Going on a detour south

A travel blog entry by foegoer

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... I asked already more than enough time and energy of A Shin M. This man talks to us and tells us we can ride with him to Mawlamyine, a place south of Pha-An. In the area is also some great things to see. After asking him several times and telling him it ...

Sunset from Kyaik Than Lan Paya - Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Sunset from Kyaik Than Lan Paya - Mawlamyine

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... to town first up was the 100 year old Seindon Mibaya Kyaung monastery where King Mindon Min's queen Seindon sought refuge after Myanmar’s last monarch King Thibaw min took power. I hate to think of the repairs and maintenance that is needed to ...

Golden Rock, Golden Rock, Myanmar travel blog

Golden Rock

A travel blog entry by bennomoni

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Sleepy little big town, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Sleepy little big town

A travel blog entry by kenyanmaasai

Mawlamyine - or what I call Moulmein (and a few thousand others) is a very sleepy little big town. I suppose this is also because we got here as the sun was setting. It's the typical riverside town you'll expect in SEAsia. Superb vista of the river ...

Drive to Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Drive to Mawlamyine

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . After a short stop to see elephants ambling along the side of the road we made it at 5 pm to Mawlamyine and Cinderella Hotel with its shocking purple colour scheme. I am sure that we will be in more shocking ...

Planes, Trains and 1960's automobiles, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Planes, Trains and 1960's automobiles

A travel blog entry by flyingspikes

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... who have missed the last couple, welcome back and great you have ya! Anyway so now we are in a rather remote area called Mawlamyine which is around a 10 hour train trip from a placed called Yangon, which is only a 90 minute flight from Bangkok (and is ...

Lookin' Lazy at the Sea, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Lookin' Lazy at the Sea

A travel blog entry by ralfthebear

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We hopped on a bus down to Mawlamyine, formerly Moulmein of Kipling fame where he wrote "On the road to Mandalay", and home for a time to George Orwell. Orwell's mother's family came from this town and although he was born in India and grew up in England ...

George Orwell couldn't pronounce it either..., Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma) travel blog

George Orwell couldn't pronounce it either...

A travel blog entry by jab13

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The name of this riverside city in the Mon state and former capital is Mawlamyine. Following my pukey bus adventure, I arrived at the Breeze Guest House, which was dirty with owners who were jerks and is just another piece of collateral for my anti-Lonely ...

Eine Odyssee in den Südosten von Myanmar, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Eine Odyssee in den Südosten von Myanmar

A travel blog entry by dieria

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... Uhr war um, bald schon Mitternacht... Und endlich um 01:15 erreichten wir mit 8 Stunden Verspätung die drittgrösste Stadt in Myanmar, die Laune war durch die Müdigkeit bisle angespannt, der TukTuk-Fahrer hat uns wie üblich abgezogen... Und auch bei ...

Southern Myanmar, hanging out at a monastery, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Southern Myanmar, hanging out at a monastery

A travel blog entry by amyl.emerson

... up with seven or eight suspicious bites on her leg, bedbugs? We moved to a much larger room and had a better sleep. Mawlamyine is the 3rd largest city in Burma, yet it was devoid of tourists and Westerners. Walking around town we were constantly ...

Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlamyine

A travel blog entry by bensamson

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Burma/Myanmar: Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine, Republic of the Union of Myanm travel blog

Burma/Myanmar: Mawlamyine

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna

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... the friendliness of the Burmese people. Although in Kratie, we were not made to feel unwelcome, the friendliness we experienced in Mawlamyine, was striking - men, women and children met our eyes, smiled, and greeted us with a 'mingalabar.' We felt very ...

Dernier jour a Mawlameyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Dernier jour a Mawlameyine

A travel blog entry by bensamson

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Dernier jour ic avanbt de prendre un bus de nuit pour retourner sur Yangon et filer au nord a Mandalay. Les qq jours ici etait vraiment chouette, nous avons fait une ballade sur une ile dans le coin puis nous sommes alles a un monastere Buddhistes et ...

Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Moulmein), Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Moulmein)

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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Took a local bus back to Moulmein.  The bus ride was great with wonderful countryside views. Once back in Moulmein I decided to return to Breeze Rest House and this time I had a room for $12.00 a night (I think or it might have been 15$!!) on ...

Mawlamyine to Hpa-An, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlamyine to Hpa-An

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... eat it, you probably don't want to eat it neither.  This was the case at all the restaurants close to the hotel.  True to Myanmar culture, they will do their best to try and help you out. So, as we are trying to see if there is anything they can ...

Mawlamyine (Moulmein), Myanmar, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlamyine (Moulmein), Myanmar

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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Yet another bus ride and this time it is to Mawlamyine (all the foreigners pronounce it Moulmein).  Luckily people were looking out for me once again!!!  I don't think the bus I was on actually had a stop in Moulmein. At ...

Stopover, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Stopover

A travel blog entry by keeleymclaren

Mawlamyine was pretty much a stopover for us before getting a boat to do whats know as the most scenic boat journey in Myanmar. Once at mawlamyine we didn't have a clue where we were and no one knew the guesthouse so we took a moto to the market and found ...

MA-GNI-FIQUE!!! un reel bonheur..., Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

MA-GNI-FIQUE!!! un reel bonheur...

A travel blog entry by bensamson

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Mawlameyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlameyine

A travel blog entry by bensamson

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Mawlamyine, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlamyine

A travel blog entry by bowtie

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... the two meditation centres was very special  and had a lovely meditation at the women's centre. The size of the buddha's stupas, payas in Myanmar are really incredible.  Hard to imagine a reclining buddha measuring 170m in lenght but here it is. ...

Klim naar 'the Golden Rock', Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Klim naar 'the Golden Rock'

A travel blog entry by marahaisha

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We zitten nu in de bus naar een dorpje genaamd mwanyline. Naast ons zitten mensen in het gangpad op krukjes en sommigen staan zelfs de gehele 4 uur durende rit! Maar iedereen is heel kalm en behulpzaam naar elkaar toe. Communiceren is wel lastig voor ...

forest vippasana, Teyegon, Myanmar travel blog

forest vippasana

A travel blog entry by felixchandler

... off at night... tea and free fried crap on side of the highway.. having fun with locals... got a free lift in a car to Mawlamyine.. which was only another 20 mins away... overtaking the broken bus..  Why would i eat friend shit again....? - ...

Mawlamyine, boat and Hpa An in one day, Mawlamyine, Myanmar travel blog

Mawlamyine, boat and Hpa An in one day

A travel blog entry by mpiftex

After an overnight bus we arrived in Mawlamyine early in the morning. Since the boat to Hpa-An is only twice every week and today is the day it runs we only spent the morning in Mawlamyine and we later took the boat in a scenic trip to up to Hpa ...

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