Replies: 13 - Last Post: Nov 11, 2012 11:17 PM Last Post By: rivaltribal
Nov 11, 2012 12:02 AM
Nov 11, 2012 12:14 AM
1VOA? NO!!! get it Bangkok a few days before you fly OK. For 7 days: when you arrive take overnight bus (get ticket from railway Station car park) or fly immediately on to Bagan OK 2 nights here and take early am bus to Inle 2 full days here and take early after breakfast from junction pick up to kalow and dump luggage at bus ticket office, then head for the hill top with sat dishes behind station steps up to monastary back down to Bhudd caves and through generals golf course up hill past temple and red house, back down to town have dinner then wait for same nigh,t overnight bus to Yangon, when you arrive take local bus 300kyat to traders hotel, its hust past where taxis are ready waiting to take you for $8-$12 last full day and night yangon ie shewedigon and bogyoke mkt
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Nov 11, 2012 1:53 AM
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Nov 11, 2012 5:48 AM
5Help Caroline, not sarcasm.
Visa - in Bangkok and KL you can get it in a day. Visa on arrival is still for business purposes only.
Which ever city you are in, and you have time, take a walk and take your time. The people are amazing. If you've done the sites, then jump the ferry across the water... and walk... and then back. The museum isn't worth the time (I LIKE MUSEUMS).
On merchant street you will see street people selling corn for the pigeons. Great shots. The sides streets, look up and see where there strings+bells got to? Ring one if you dare and get your camera ready. And smile when someone puts there head over to see what's been delivered!
If you need any extra into, without sarcasm, and you use Facebook, then look up The Leaping Lemur group and page and follow links from there.
Enjoy your trip, and the most valuable piece of advice I can give you is to get a metal/ plastic pencil case for your much loved US$ to keep them protected. Do this back home before travelling.
Enjoy your trip.
Nov 11, 2012 5:49 AM
Nov 11, 2012 8:42 AM
7Try your luck wirh Agoda to book your first night in Yangon, but expect to pay a lot for whatever you can get.
I'm in Yangon now, heading to Bagan tomorrow. At this time, local travel agents and my hotel are unable to find anything under $110 per night in Bagan, Mandalay and Lake Inle. The country is fulll of tour groups. For the first time in my life, I'm hoping that touts will meet my bus on Tue morning with affordable rooms.
If you've had no success getting a response from a travel agent in Myanmar, it's probably because they can't offer you anything.
Nov 11, 2012 8:57 AM
Nov 11, 2012 8:57 AM
9Don't rise to #7 Caroline, the number of posters on sites that I lurk on that have no idea of Google or Yahoo and then post worrying questions astounds me.
The OP is going to be in deep doodo if he doesn't learn the basics and he will be denied boarding if he doesn't have a Visa in his passport and, if got there he would spend his first day looking for an ATM and wondering why his mobile phone doesn't work.
There are many great Travel sites with lists of FAQ's and still people don't read them.
Recent classics are.
"Are their nudist beaches in Dubai?"
" Is there Avis Rent a Car in Burma"
"I am in Yangon.Can someone help me as there are no ATM.s,nobody will take Mastercard or change Norwegian Krona!"
You couldn't make it up
Nov 11, 2012 1:28 PM
10#5...Caroline was quite right in making that comment...I would make exactly the same comment...the OP needs to do at least some BASIC research first....going to a country with no idea what they even want to do/see...whether it's Myanmar or anywhere else....come on....!!!
Nov 11, 2012 1:51 PM
Nov 11, 2012 4:58 PM
Nov 11, 2012 11:17 PM
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