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

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

After the farm we ventured on down dirt tracks into the countryside and the rice fields where we saw both traditional, and ‘Chinese Water Buffalo” (see photo below) at work. The rice fields were amazing. They were quiet (apart from the noise of the engine of the Chinese Water Buffalo), and oddly there didn’t seem to […]

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The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 3 of 4

By on March 24, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
The Mandalay Bike Tour – Grasshopper Tours, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 3 of 4

One of the highlights of the Mandalay Bike Tour was visiting a farm. Getting out of Mandalay by bike was relatively quick and painless. It was quick as we didn’t have to go too far to leave the city behind and it was painless as there were no hills.  Actually, there was some pain as even […]

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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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U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား Temple, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား Temple, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

This was my second visit to Mandalay (see Mandalay 2015), and on my last trip I had heard of the U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား –  and unfortunately I had not had time to visit it. However, on this trip, I had a spare evening, and so I decided to hire a local cab and […]

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Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma
Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

The next stop on my “Mandalay taxi tour” was the Mahamuni Buddha Temple (Mahar Myat Mu ‘Ne’ Pagoda) – မဟာမုနိဘုရားကြီး. Just as the taxi pulled up outside the temple an amazing display of carts pulled by white cows went by. These carts were all part of the ongoing ceremonies for new nuns and monks that were […]

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Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

The next stop on my “Mandalay taxi tour” was the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). Again, the Pagoda was another fine example of a pagoda in Myanmar (Burma). I wonder just how many pagodas there are in Myanmar? The Pahtodawgyi Pagoda is a white pagoda. That is, the main pagoda is a brilliant white, and not covered in […]

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Stone carving in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 21, 2017 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Stone carving in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

This was my second visit to Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) and on this trip, I had a spare evening, so I decided to take a tour by taxi out to U Bein Bridge – ဦးပိန် တံတား. The taxi picked me up from the Mandalay Hotel at around 3:30 pm and we headed out to the bridge as I’ve […]

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