Tag Archives: Mandalay

Myanmar, the logistics and other boring stuff

 Just a few notes about hotels, transport, visas etc for anybody who might be going to Myanmar. Visas Myanmar has recently started an e-visa scheme for tourists of most nationalities arriving by air, where you apply online, upload a photo … Continue reading

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Ole Man River, Myanmar style

To get from Mandalay to my next destination, Bagan, I took the ferry along the Ayarawady (Irrawaddy) River rather than an expensive flight or a long and uncomfortable bus ride. For only US$40 they promised comfortable aircon seating, free breakfast … Continue reading

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Mandalay, the photos

Well here are the promised/threatened photos ! I have already written about Mandalay, so I’ll just let the pictures tell the story. These are from around the old “Royal Mandalay” area, where the palace, most of the important temples, and … Continue reading

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Burmese Days – Mandalay

It is a rather disagreeable town-it is dusty and intolerably hot,and is said to have five main products beginning with P,namely, pagodas, pariahs, pigs, priests and prostitutes. So said George Orwell of Mandalay (in his early novel Burmese Days) ,when … Continue reading

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