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My Asia I fell in love with Cambodia in 2002. I am fortunate enough to now be able to enjoy regular trips. I hope you enjoy following me and that the information is useful to some!

Trip: The Road to Mandalay

There are [13] stories from my trip: The Road to Mandalay

Kampot our heart!

MYANMAR | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [668]

We had a lovely day in PP tearig around in the Tuk Tuk doing out shopping and then picked up by the ever chatty Dara in the car and off to Kampot!! Bruce has not been since Jan 2010 so was very pleased to arrive and settle and be back in our Cambodian ... Read more >

Mandalay to Phnom Penh

MYANMAR | Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | Views [701]

We traveled today from Mandalay to Bangkoks Don Muang Airport onto the Shuttle bus and across town (traffic and rain, 1.5 hour) to the new International Airpot to catch our flight to Phnom Penh. We had all our flights with Air Asia but unfortunetely ... Read more >

Mandalay Day two

MYANMAR | Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Views [376]

Today we head out of town to see some sights. There is certainly mroe to see outside of the city than within it. Sagaings temple studded hills and golden tipped stupa's edging out of the greenery were just stunning, viewed nicely from the Soon ... Read more >


MYANMAR | Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | Views [603]

Safely arrive in Mandalay at the hugest, emptiest, barest Airport i have ever been too! Quiet like a ghost building! Taxi in to town. Be careful with the Airport taxi's they charged us for a share taxi, we had no choice they told us and then ... Read more >

The death of our camera's on the way to Sankar!

MYANMAR | Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | Views [791]

Up and at em and in the boat with Ross and Robyn to head to Sankar, this is a trip that takes in crossing the main part of Lake Inle and then through the canals into the outter lake, visits to this area have only been permitted since 2003 and can only ... Read more >

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Nyaungshwe at Lake Inle

MYANMAR | Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | Views [456]

I loved this town of Nyaungshwe, Bruce instantly rated it "a shit hole"! It's a dusty, crappy town admittedly but I still loved the vibe of it.  Day one we arrived at the gorgeous View Point Lodge, right on the edge of town and looking over a ... Read more >

Bagan, Bargan, Bogan - whatever, we loved you.

MYANMAR | Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | Views [1071]

Arrived bright and early in Bagan on Air Mandalay and l will do a separate storey on internal flights in this country.  Decided to taxi it in a car to the temples, other options are horse and cart and push bikes. I was pleased with this choice ... Read more >

Bye bye Yangon

MYANMAR | Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | Views [664]

Yangon has been not what we expected, not sure what we expected ( a few more palm trees) but it was'nt this gridlocked, trying to be modern but still wearing longi's city! So many contrasts and clashes.  The area we stayed in was out of the main ... Read more >

Lets go to Bago

MYANMAR | Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | Views [431]

Bago is a former capital and is a great day trip from Yangon out into the country. About 45 minutes out and we hit motorbikes! There are no bikes allowed in Yangoon. We also stop at an Allied War Memorail and cemetary which has the ashes and bodies of ... Read more >

Le Planteurs Yangon

MYANMAR | Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | Views [709]

Our dining experience tonight was something else! Talk about those contrasts! From eating in the street on little plastic stools with the kids to being picked up in a little red and white British old car and driven to a gorgeous colonial home which is ... Read more >

Photos: Myanmar

MYANMAR | Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

On the road to Mandalay
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MYANMAR | Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Views [427] | Comments [1]

Arrived in Yangon perfectly on time, thank you Air Asia once again. Yangon Airport was like a library so big and quiet , through and out with no problems and into a taxi (7000 Kyat) to Classique Inn. The Guest House is in the quiet embassy area and there ... Read more >

"The Road to Mandalay"

MYANMAR | Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | Views [702]

We will be on the Road to Mandalay in a few days, departing Oz on the 23rd of June 2013. This trip has been in my head for many years and am getting excited that its about to eventuate, we are only doing the Four big towns, Yangon, Bagan, Lake Inle and ... Read more >