Tag Archives: Burma

An E-Mail Home – Myanmar

Sent: July 8, 2011 Hello everyone! Sorry for the mass, and unpersonalized email, but internet is very slow here! We arrived in Yangon 2 days ago, and experienced a little bit of culture shock!  Errg.  But we took an early morning flight today (July 9) and we’re now in the peaceful town of Bagan (where […]

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round – Bagan to Kalaw

We heard the bus rides in Myanmar were bad.  No air-conditioning, slow moving, small seats, unpaved roads.  We were prepared for these inconveniences and needed to save some money, so we bought a one-way ticket on a deluxe mini-bus for the 9 hour ride from Bagan to Kalaw for 10 500 kyat each ($14 US).  […]

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Bagan, Myanmar: A town…

Bagan, Myanmar.  The land of over 2000 pagodas! A town where street lamps made of white fluorescent tubes are nailed to nearby trees every 100 meters.  A town where tourists and locals alike take horse and carriage to near and far distances.  A town where children and dogs play on the street without fear of […]

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First Impressions – Yangon

Arriving in Yangon, Myanmar, we really didn’t know what to expect.  No friends or family had made the trek over, thus we decided to go solely on our impressions from what we could find on the internet and read in Lonely Planet.  As it’s yet to be 24 hours since we’ve arrived, it’s hard to […]

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