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Underwater Myanmar – the Mergui islands.
I am recently back from a trip to Myanmar, snorkelling around the Mergui islands. It was not quite as good as I was hoping, the visibility was rather poor in many places and the marine life not as good as … Continue reading
Posted in Myanmar (Burma), Photography, Travel, Underwater Tagged Mergui, Myanmar, photography, snorkelling, underwater photography 3 Comments
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
Posted in Myanmar (Burma), Random musings, Travel Tagged Bagan, Burma, hotels, Mandalay, Myanmar, Yangon 1 Comment
The last stop on the trip was Yangon, which as I mentioned in an earlier post used to be the capital of Myanmar until the junta built a brand new city for their military government and moved all the government … Continue reading
Posted in Myanmar (Burma), Photography, Travel Tagged Burma, Myanmar, Yangon 1 Comment
Ballooning over Bagan
A few years ago I saw a segment on an Australian TV travel show featuring a balloon flight over the temples of Bagan, and knew that I had to add this to my bucket list. Well, it’s ticked off now … Continue reading
Posted in Myanmar (Burma), Photography, Travel, Travel Tagged Bagan, balloons, Burma, Hot air balloon, Myanmar, Youtube video Leave a comment
The temples of Bagan
After the kings of ancient Bagan converted to Buddhism they began a frenzy of temple building from the 11th to 13th century, constructing over 3000 stupas, chedis, and temples in that time before the city was apparently abandoned because of … Continue reading
Posted in Myanmar (Burma), Photography, Travel, Travel Tagged Bagan, Buddhism, Burma, Myanmar, temples, travel photography 1 Comment
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
Posted in Myanmar (Burma), Photography, Travel, Travel Tagged Ayarawady River, Bagan, Burma, Irrawaddy, Mandalay, Myanmar 2 Comments