Myanmar : conclusions and tips

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  • 18 + 29 days;

  • 3 +1 train journeys;

  • 4 +1 domestic flights;

  • 1+ 2 visits to Bagan;

  • 37 nats;

  • 3959966969 Buddhas in all possible positions;

  • 1 hike + 1 trek;

  • 1 English course.

What I liked MOST

  • Always one of my best trips ever, maybe the best trip;

  • People’s smiles are still free;

  • Historical sites;

  • Sunrise and sunset in Bagan.

What I liked LEAST

 

  • Its military dictatorship fake democracy;

  • Lack of freedom;

  • Most of still many of the off the beaten path sites need a Government’s permission and are very expensive;

  • All the stories about changing dollars;

  • I did not like to carry all the cash with me all the time since the first day;

  • Kids working when they should be at school.

Useful Information :

  • Visa must be obtained before arrival and it is valid only for 28 days;

  • Visa counting starts from the following day of your arrival so at the end you have 29 days;

  • All guest houses have wi fi connection but at the end few times works it so “wi fi availability” should not be a criteria for choosing one guest house;

  • Some guest houses in Yangon start having dorms so they are new and clean . .  and cheap!;

  • Now it is possible to book accommodation online. Websites like booking.com have proposals all around Myanmar;

  • Change rate is best in big cities, early in the morning and on the previous day. Change rate can change many times during the same day;

  • Before leaving to Myanmar I read a book called “Secret stories of Burma”, by Emma Larkin. This journalist follows George Orwell’s steps in Burma and her book presents a picture of the country that the local Government tries to avoid to be known. Not an easy reading but very interesting.

My Myanmar Pictures :

 

2011 08 MYANMAR

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1 comment

    • josep on 21 December 2014 at 10:36

    ELI YA HEMOS VISTO TU RECOPILACIÓN DE FOTOS DE MYANMAR QUE SON PRECIOSAS

    AHORA ESPERAMOS LAS DE AUSTRALIA ESPERAMOS A QUE TENGAS INTERNET PARA SABER DE TI

    UN ABRAZO Y MUCHOS BESOSSSSS Y CUIDATE MUCHO LA MAMA

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