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Can you connect to the Internet in Myanmar (Burma)?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma, Travel Tip with 0 Comments

This is interesting question…. the short answer is, yes you can. However… I found that I could easily connect to the Internet on my phone, although it was slow. 3G coverage was available and was fairly good in the cities and suburbs. The ‘roaming’ deal I had with my phone company was pretty poor, and […]

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Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – it’s an interesting place!

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma) in 2015 – it’s an interesting place!

Well, it was very interesting and enjoyable ten-day trip to Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar (Burma) was as I expected, but at the same time different. Having spent quite a bit of time in Malaysia I was expecting Myanmar (Burma) to be very similar, which is was, but at the same time, there were noticeable differences. There […]

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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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Travel Tip: Taxis in Myanmar (Burma)

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

Taxis in Myanmar (Burma) don’t appear to be metered, seat-belts are optional, and the vehicles are in various states of repair. You will often get approached on the street for a taxi with a ’taxi sir?’, but beware, some taxis are motorbikes. I found taxis to be much more common in Yangon (Rangoon) than in […]

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Stuck post-security at KLIA2? Looking for food? Try Uncle Lim’s (if you can find it…)

By on April 2, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Stuck post-security at KLIA2? Looking for food? Try Uncle Lim’s (if you can find it…)

I’ve spent most of the day at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) after missing my connecting flight from Myanmar (Burma) to Johor Bahru. Finally, I was able to check in (after getting another flight) and went through security, which turned out to be a bit of mistake as there is not a lot food […]

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Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

There are a number of odd looking buildings around in Yangon (Rangoon). They seem to be abandoned, and, judging by rifle slots, military in nature… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.   Photos from […]

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Buddhist Monks of Myanmar (Burma)

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Buddhist Monks of Myanmar (Burma)

There are a lot of monks in Myanmar (Burma), a lot. You see them everywhere. One of the reasons that there are so many monks is because it is a route out of poverty, and also gives them access to education. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using […]

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Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

The only place I could get near the river was on my walk back to Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. From my room in the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel it was obvious, looking out at the river, that it is a major source of business and transport, but I couldn’t work out how to get to […]

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Merchant Street Market, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Merchant Street Market, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yesterday I spotted a small dark market in Merchant Street. When I passed it was closed so I came back today for a look. The market was very small and dark, and was kind of interesting. It seemed to have pretty much every thing for daily life. Clearly not Ovaltine…. It is actually different types […]

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Old buildings of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

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Old buildings of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yangon (Rangoon) is in a state of disrepair. There hasn’t been much building work in recent years, and the old building, a number of which are from colonial days, are still around, and generally in a shocking state of repair. If you are wandering around Yangon (Rangoon) keep an eye open for them, and a […]

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