Category Archives: Myanmar

Hsipaw/Kyaukme (July 18-21): Our Final Days in Myanmar

Little did we know how much our morning would suck the next day, only to find ourselves slowly sinking deeper into a miserable undesired test of patience. Our train for Hsipaw departed at 5:45am, which meant we had to be … Continue reading

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Mandalay (July 16-17)

After extensive research in Bagan, I wished I came into Mandalay first and traveled south with Yangon being the final destination. Doing so would have allowed us to see Mrauk U and it would have provided us with more flight … Continue reading

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Bagan (July 13-15)

Next up on our list of Myanmar destinations was Bagan, the ancient kingdom I looked forward to the most while visiting Myanmar. Home to over 2,000 temples, stupas, and pagodas, Bagan houses the highest concentration of Buddhist monuments in the … Continue reading

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Inle Lake (July 12)

During my trek, I met Avi from Israel and Lyvia and Ivan from Switzerland. We agreed to share a boat the day after trekking for an all-day tour of Inle Lake, which cut down the cost and provided good company. … Continue reading

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Kalaw to Inle Lake (July 9-11)

It was a difficult decision but Chris and I decided to journey separately for the next 3 days and 2 nights due to his everlasting cough. Chris probably needed about three or even four more days to completely recover, and … Continue reading

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Kalaw (July 7-9)

Despite it being July, Kalaw felt like a warm autumn evening in San Francisco.  Situated over 4,000 feet above sea level, Kalaw is a chilly mountain village, a refreshing escape from the sweltering hot Yangon. After we stepped off the … Continue reading

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Intro to Myanmar in Yangon (July 3-6)

I have never done so much research on a country in my life until the few days leading up to my journey to Myanmar, and because most of my friends and family know nothing of this underdeveloped country, I want … Continue reading

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