Tag Archives: Myanmar

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

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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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Yangon

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

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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

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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

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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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