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Myanmar Part 2

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re having a good week!  For today’s post, I am going to cut straight to the chase and tell you about the next couple of cities that we visited in Myanmar, Bagan and Mandalay. 1,083 more words

Travel

Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar opened its borders for travel in 2012 with the adoption of democratic elections and movement away from military rule. With the globalization in all of Southeast Asia, we expect to see rapid changes in the next ten years and a booming tourist industry. 1,300 more words

Backpacking

666 Earthquakes: Italy, Myanmar, and Indonesia

A few days ago there was a series of three 6+ magnitude earthquakes across the globe within 24 hours of each other.

The first was on August 23 in the Flores Sea near Indonesia. 486 more words

#23 Tales from Indochina – of a waiter in Bagan

L and I were having a late lunch in one of the vegetarian restaurants in Bagan and we were planning where to go to watch the sunset in the evening. 136 more words

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#22 Tales from Indochina – of a guesthouse in Bagan

L and I were running low on kyats (the local Burmese currency) in Bagan. We heard that in Myanmar, they accept both kyats and USD but in Bagan, the people have a huge preference for kyats. 433 more words

Travels

Earthquake

Rare

Yesterday, Bagan experienced a powerful earthquake which damaged several of their ancient pagodas and temples.  I visited Bagan last month and discovered a beautiful ancient city.   21 more words

Photography

Misty morning over the ancient Bagan pagodas in Myanmar.

Bagan has been tipped for UNESCO World Heritage site status and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Also known as Pagan, it has more than 2,200 structures including pagodas and temples constructed from the 10th to the 14th centuries. 119 more words

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