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The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 4

By on March 24, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 4

The next stop on the Grasshopper Mandalay Bike Tour was a nearby village (immune.soaks.optimists) which was a short ride from the ‘words biggest book’. In the village, we stopped for a drink, and a snack (included in the price of the tour), and for a little look round. The first thing that caught my eye […]

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The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 4

By on March 24, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 1 of 4

After the excesses of the Grasshopper Breakfast Tour, I decided that I needed to get some exercise so I signed up for their local Mandalay Bike Tour, which meant this time I would be pedalling myself. The Mandalay Bike Tour lasted for just over 4 hours and took me out of Mandalay to visit some […]

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Around the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 23, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma
Around the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

One thing I just love doing in any town, city or village I visit is to just wander around looking (being noisy) and taking photos. When doing my ‘wander’ I always try tom respect privacy and local customs and traditions, but at the same time, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting […]

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The Breakfast Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 22, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Breakfast Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

I decided to do the breakfast tour of Mandalay with Grasshopper Tours – map – neckline.marbles.elevates, and I wasn’t disappointed. A great tour! Loved it, and excellent value at $35 US. For the breakfast tour, I was taken around Mandalay by trishaw and had my own local guide. And, if I have one piece of advice […]

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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

I 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 […]

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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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