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Motorbikes in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Motorbikes in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

One thing that really amazed me about Mandalay was the incredible number of motorbikes on the roads… Below are some of my favourite shots of the motorbikes of Mandalay doing their thing… Three up… At least she looks happy about being in the middle… No a great shot, but I love the look on her […]

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Bikes in Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Bikes in Myanmar (Burma)

This may sound odd, but Myanmar (Burma) has some great bikes. Below is a collections of photographs I took of bicycles around Mandalay and Yangon (Rangoon) during my recent visit to Myanmar (Burma)…. There were bikes everywhere…. And most of them seemed to be the old style of bike withe curved handlebars and rod braking […]

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There is something really odd about central Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)…

By on March 28, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
There is something really odd about central Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)…

Yesterday evening I was wandering around the local area and I just got this feeling that there was something odd about the town, and I couldn’t think what…. It wasn’t until this morning that I realised what it was…. Here are some clues…. The following are some photos taken in Mandalay…. And here’s a couple […]

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Flight from Mandalay, via Heho, to Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) with Air Bagan

By on March 27, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Flight from Mandalay, via Heho, to Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) with Air Bagan

Took a “puddle jumper” (no idea where I got that expression?) from Mandalay to Yangon (Rangoon). The plane was an ATR 72-500, which is a small turbo-propped plane that carries around 68 passengers and 4 crew. Personally I like these types of planes as you feel like you are flying. You never get above 18,000 […]

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Electricity in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Electricity in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Electricity in Mandalay seems to be a bit random, that is, it is liable to go off, and may not be particularly ‘clean’. Clean Electricity What I mean by ‘clean electricity’ is not environmental clean but ‘clean’ in terms of voltage and power spikes. During my three days in Mandalay I had one night of […]

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Cafe De Mandalay, Mandalay International Airport (MDL), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Cafe De Mandalay is a nice little cafe/coffee shop after immigration at the airport (departures). Very pleasant, nice coffee and comfy seats. Worth trying if you have time to kill before a flight. FourSquare: Cafe De Mandalay If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   […]

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Mandalay International Airport (MDL), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Mandalay International Airport (MDL), Myanmar (Burma)

Mandalay International Airport (MDL) is…. Interesting. Very small airport with the checkin gates located post security, that is, you go pass the “passengers only” sign, have your luggage screened, and then checkin. Once checked in, you go through immigration and in to the departure terminal, which had a few shops and a couple of cafes. […]

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Hotel Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 26, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Hotel Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) as it provided a great base from which to explore the town. Admittedly the hotel is not very central (I actually never did find the ‘centre’ of town, unless you count the palace), but it provided a good base from which to start. My room was […]

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62nd Street – Heading south from Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 26, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

From the Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines I decided to walk back towards the hotel along 62nd Street as according to the map I had suggested it was lined with pagodas. However, they were set back far from the road and I wasn’t really able visit them, in fact apart from two large pagodas […]

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Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – the world’s biggest book?

By on March 26, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – the world’s biggest book?

Next to the Sandamuni Pagoda is the Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines. I personally found all this a bit confusing as I couldn’t work out if the Sandamuni Pagoda is part of the Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines complex, or are they completely separate? The UNESCO websites states: “The Stone Inscription is a […]

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