ASIA

Experience: Diving In Thailand

With the variety ofLeopard sharks, whale sharks, silvertips, manta rays and year round scuba diving really is unmissable. Scuba diving is possible along both coasts of Thailand – each complementing the other and allowing scuba diving when the other is…

THAI-BURMESE VISA AND LAND BORDER

OBTAINING A BURMESE VISA To obtain the Burmese visa we went directly to the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok. Myanmar has set up an e-visa system (at a cost of $50) that allows you to apply via the Internet but is…

MYANMAR’S RECORD

Reminder of our itinerary for Myanmar: Hpa-An (2 days) → Yangon (2 days) → Mandalay (3 days) → Hsipaw (7 days) → Kalaw (4 days) → Inle Lake (4 days) → Bagan (4 days) → Mandalay (3 days). In total…

BAGAN AND ITS PAGODEUH

To get to Bagan from Inle Lake we took the night bus. Once again we had another accident. Well this time nothing bad, just a collision with a car that ends up with a missing mirror and a few scratches….

LAKE INLE

Arriving in Nyaung Shwe, a town north of Inle Lake, we pick up our big bags left during the trek and go in search of a place to stay. The city has no shortage of accommodation or restaurants, you can…

FROM KALAW TO LAKE INLE IN TREKKING

To reach Kalaw from Hsipaw we took the night bus. The journey takes about 11 hours and is quite hectic because of the number of turns in the mountains. The road is traced as quickly as possible so the bends…

HSIPAW AND HIS TREK

THE TRAIN IN MYANMAR To change a little bit from the bus, we decided to take the train between Mandalay and Hsipaw. Departure at 4am (outch it hurts), let’s go for almost 12 hours of travel. And what a journey!…

THE CITY OF MANDALAY

We arrive in Mandalay around 6am. As always in Myanmar, arrivals are very early in the morning and nights by bus are difficult. We are dropped off near the bus station and explored the city in search of a hotel….

YANGON, OUR BURMESE IMMERSION

After tasting Hpa An’s paradise, we take the night bus to Yangon. THE BUS ACCIDENT The bus left at 7pm and was supposed to arrive around 3am in Yangon. So it was our first night bus, our first night in…

HPA-AN, AN AMAZING PLACE

Once the customs formalities have been completed, we set off in search of a transport to reach Hpa-An. We meet some reelers who we kindly refuse. We quickly realize that few people speak English and that we have difficulty making…