Travel Blogs from Tachilek, Myanmar

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New Year in Burma, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

New Year in Burma

A travel blog entry by paul

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... but they also generally weren't desperately poor - certainly not compared to some Australian aboriginal townships I have seen. I don't expect Tachilek is an example of other smaller remoter towns though. It is relatively safe from the fighting here and ...

Golden Triangle - Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, Golden Triangle, Thailand travel blog

Golden Triangle - Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar

A travel blog entry by edamame

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The Infamous Golden Triangle, Myanmar, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

The Infamous Golden Triangle, Myanmar

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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... been in a country ruled by a military dictatorship.  That's a first.  I've recently learned a little more about Myanmar's history, here's what I think I know now.  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as head of her party, was overwhelmingly ...

Entering the Burmese Border, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Entering the Burmese Border

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... taking the photo copy across the border. Immediately after I cross the border, I noticed some significant differeces. First of all, Myanmar people drove on the right instead of left as in Thailand and second the roads were in much worse condition than in ...

Quick Border Run to Burma, Burma, Myanmar travel blog

Quick Border Run to Burma

A travel blog entry by ericnanya

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We made it to Northern Thailand and decided the best and cheapest way to extend the visa was to take a taxi to the Thai-Burma border, about 4 hours.  We made it just in time, thanks to the fastest taxi driver in Thailand.  Crossed the border ...

A visa run adventure to Myanmar..., Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

A visa run adventure to Myanmar...

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Simo + Wolfgang + Motorbike = sure disaster!! ...

Just A Peek, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Just A Peek

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... while on the boat convinced me to take a slight detour to Mai Sai, Thailand's northernmost city and a gateway to Myanmar, also known as Burma.  Tachilek lies just across the border and serves, like many border towns, as a place to buy cheap goods, ...

Burma Bound, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Burma Bound

A travel blog entry by smyth

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... strong woman) has already lived on her own for many years while he was in "exile". He has only recently returned to Tachilek with a new identity card...where they have an Indian food cart across the border in Thailand. His wife says she understands ...

Popping over to liberate Aung San Suu Kyi, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Popping over to liberate Aung San Suu Kyi

A travel blog entry by bennykenny

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Got myself alot more excited than Ger about just having a haicut here for the novelty of being in Burma.  This little expedition was not part of the plan at all but we were so close when in Chiang Rai we thought why not.  It was bloody hot here ...

One day, some monkeys, 3 countries and a museum..., The Golden Triangle, Thailand travel blog

One day, some monkeys, 3 countries and a museum...

A travel blog entry by atollafield

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On our way to the Golden Triangle, the point where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, we visited some cheeky monkeys who we saw steal a ladies shoe and climb to the top of a cliff, good luck getting that back. Burma was our second port of call and not what i ...

Jul 14, 2009, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Jul 14, 2009

A travel blog entry by felixblog

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Welcome to Cell 004, Tachilek Prison, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Welcome to Cell 004, Tachilek Prison

A travel blog entry by theworldtrip

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... thermometer in the First Aid kit.. we knew there was a reason for carrying that around. This put pay to anymore fantastic outings in Tachilek and we settled down out the front of the guesthouse to watch the locals going by. Beth was back in the room when ...

Crossing the Thai border, Tachilek / Mae Sai, Myanmar travel blog

Crossing the Thai border

A travel blog entry by jon_darby

Crossing the Thai ...

Border Adventures, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Border Adventures

A travel blog entry by bandersnatch07

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... bus to Kyiang Tong instead. Now we had some time on our hands, so we went back into the center of Tachilek and started exploring the various markets and vendors centered around the border. The actual vendor stalls sell everything from clothes ...

My gibbon experience, Bokeo Forest Reserve, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

My gibbon experience

A travel blog entry by zohar_golan

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"The Gibbon Experience" is a unique experience that is not written in any travelling guide-books. The experience is basically 3 days of sleeping in canopy huts (tree houses) and zipping through the jungle on highwires. This was definitely another ...

Tachilek, Myanmar, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Tachilek, Myanmar

A travel blog entry by kel00

Tachilek, Myanmar.  Visited a family's house in the town.  Amazing how such beautiful young woman with perfect skin and beautiful clothes live in just a concrete and tin shed with no ...

"...and I mean dirt cheap"

A travel blog entry by annandrewabroad

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The Border crossing was simple. A day pass for a few dollars gave us the freedom of Burma, well, within a few miles of the gate anyway! A passing thought for any smokers, fags are dirt cheap here, and I mean dirt cheap. On entering the country you are ...

A day at the Burmese Market, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

A day at the Burmese Market

A travel blog entry by hannahandnug

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Popped into Maynmar for the day to visit the market. ...

grr... visas...., Golden triangle, Myanmar travel blog

grr... visas....

A travel blog entry by thekatemate

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so having not got a 60 day visa before leaving the uk, we took a day trip up to the burmese border for me to nip over. bit of a hassle but an ok day. picked up in a mini bus at 7.30am, joined by a malaysian couple, french canadian couple and two ...

Visa extension, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Visa extension

A travel blog entry by travellin.light

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Mekong River, Mekong River, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Mekong River

A travel blog entry by johnandlouise

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Got up the next day, & went & got another slow boat. Thankfully John was feeling better & we met a nice OZ couple Andy & Kelly. We sat around & compared nightmare stories from the night before. Mostly slept, read & played cards for the 8-9 hour journey. ...

Entering Myanmar (the Evil Empire), Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Entering Myanmar (the Evil Empire)

A travel blog entry by worldbefree

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Entering the Evil Empire....just so we can renew our tourist visa and stay another 30 days.  Looking for the great opium fields of the Golden Triangle from years ago only to be dissappointed by all the street merchants selling the same crap.  I ...

Chiang Rai -the golden triangle, Chiang Rai -the golden triangle, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Rai -the golden triangle

A travel blog entry by rhibeez

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... all at the same time. We also visited Laos, to check out the market there, and a few of us crossed the border into Burma (Myanmar) to extend our Thailand Visas. Burma was pretty rough actually, a lot more begging and full on touts, we were in the market 2 ...

Myanmar (Burma), Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Myanmar (Burma)

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... me here but I suppose there have been many changes recently!     I checked out of Thailand and crossed over to Tachilek in Burma via a bridge and the usual border signs for leaving and entering which I love, it always fills me with such a sense ...

A World Of Its Own!, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

A World Of Its Own!

A travel blog entry by nlmiller55

We had heard that you could go into Burma for 1 day, so we thought it was a good opportunity to go. So we got a bus from the old bus station in Chiang Rai to Mai Sai which was the town that was on the boarder ...

Golden Triangle, Sop Ruak, Thailand travel blog

Golden Triangle

A travel blog entry by taffyscouse

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Briefly in Myanmar, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Briefly in Myanmar

A travel blog entry by jeffc

Just a placeholder to put a pin on my ...

Burma, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Burma

A travel blog entry by brianknapp

... that some place like that actually exists is a bit unnerving and makes me grateful to be from a country where everyone needs to hide secrets from someone from the outside. Myanmar was an intriguingly suspicious place that was worth the 500 Baht visa ...

Slipped into Burma, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Slipped into Burma

A travel blog entry by wjackson

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After following the Thailand/Burma border for quite a few kms, we decided to leave our bikes in Mae Sai Thailand and cross by foot into Mynamar (Burma).  Was an immediate change in peoples attitudes, and demeanor.  Thailand is so relaxed and ...

Another visa run !!, Tachilek, Myanmar travel blog

Another visa run !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... - I counted each and every one of them ! The temple itself is nothing special but there are great views over the border bridge, of Tachilek and Mae Sai and further afield to the mountains of Burma. I am a little warm and out of breath by the time I reach ...

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