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Highlights Around Mandalay

A couple of days ago, I promised you a post about how wonderful Mandalay is. And no matter how sick I got in that city, I absolutely loved it. 687 more words

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Getting Sick on the Road

I thought I’d finish telling about my trip to Myanmar by giving you a story about the highlights of Mandalay. Or about the beautiful sunset seen from the longest teak bridge in the world, where we met a monk who told us about how he once got pushed off that bridge by tourists and then had to spend two months in a hospital. 747 more words

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Temples of Bagan

My friend and I have spent the last few days exploring the temples of Bagan. Numbers vary when it comes to how many temples and pagodas you can find around the area and I’ve read anything from 3000 to 4000. 588 more words

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Excursion to Mount Popa

Today, we went on a half day trip to Mount Popa. Those trips are ridiculously easy to organise. Just outside our hostel, we found a travel agency that wanted 10000 kyat for the shared taxi – that’s less than 10$. 375 more words

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Balloons Over Bagan

Today, I got to check an item that is both on my 2016 bucket list and my all-time bucket list. I rode a hot air balloon over Bagan to see the sunrise. 490 more words

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Cruising Down the Irrawaddy River

There are a couple of ways to get from Mandalay to Bagan. The easiest one is to take the bus. The fastest one is to fly. 304 more words

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Day Trip to the Golden Rock

Today, we went from Yangon to Mount Kyaiktiyo, also known as the Golden Rock, on a day trip. That rock is one of the most important shrines in Myanmar and we had agreed that we wanted to see it, no matter the cost. 406 more words

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