still worth it?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jan 27, 2013 8:51 PM Last Post By: skidrowe
Jan 24, 2013 8:58 PM
still worth it?Ive heard accommodation is up 100% in price.
Its very hard to get accommodation at the popular places if you dont book ahead--same with flights......Is it still worth the trip?
We normally travel June -Aug.
Would this time of year be easier in terms of tourists and still be ok weatherwise,meaning a few downpours each day rather than constant rain?
We have also heard wonderful things but need some guidance here---Thanx
Jan 24, 2013 11:47 PM
Jan 25, 2013 3:04 AM
2Accommodation is ntot that hard ot come by, but you wil be paying $25~$40 for dumpy places in Yanogn and even up to $20 for dumpy guesthouses in places not on the normal tourist track. Use your bargaining skills, $20 for cold-water showers is a total rip-pff (and they are getting away with it!)...
Jan 25, 2013 3:41 AM
3If they doubled the prices again, then I'd still go within the next 12 months before it changes more and more and more. You'll not visit anywhere in Asia at this point in time that's as good for the same price. Ok, Kingdom of Bhutan etc. but the prices there are massive.
Get on Flickr and see some of the amazing pictures on there if you need a sales pitch!
PS - We're going back in on a budget of $1,600 for the month and it'll be fine. And the girly has a minimum requirement when it comes to hotel rooms.
PPS - Can't email you a link because the personal email thing is down and I don't thing we can post blogs on here?
Jan 25, 2013 10:53 AM
4Thanx guys--has anyone been that time of year?
We go often to Thailand etc. and its not a game changer--just wondered if the monsoons were more of an issue there
Jan 25, 2013 4:29 PM
5This from a friends website - he works out there for a charity.
June to September is the wet season in Burma but despite the rainfall, temperatures average at around 25-30 degrees Celsius. If you are looking to travel around the country the rain can be a welcome relief from the heat. This is still a great time to visit certain parts of the country such as Yangon, as it only experiences morning and afternoon showers, and Bagan and Mandalay where rainfall is usually quite low.
Jan 25, 2013 10:56 PM
Jan 27, 2013 7:14 AM
Jan 27, 2013 8:51 PM
(3 star Hotel)
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