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May 14, 2005 - Mandalay

So much for NOT having access to the web or email in Burma! My guest house in Mandalay has one computer in the lobby and when I went online to update my website the manager asked me if I wanted Yahoo or Hotmail! Cool. Anyway.... The bus from Yangon to Mandalay took a whopping 16 hours! SIXTEEN! But I was blessed to have an air-conditioned bus, and the ability to sleep through much of the ride. The woman sitting next to me didn't speak a word of english but she kept an eye on me at the pit-stops to make sure I didn't get left behind. In...

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Feb 10, 2005 - Mandalay and Inle Lake

Mandalay An overnight bus landed me in Mandalay. Everywhere I went people were always saying hello and smiling. I rode around town in a "trishaw" a bicycle that has "sidecar" type seats attached to them. My trishaw driver, Zaw Zaw was very friendly. I ended up visiting his home and meeting his family. There are ancient cities around Mandalay and one nice way to visit them is by horse cart. Horse carts are not just used by tourists; locals also use them as regular everyday transportation. Inle Lake Another overnight bus took me to the...

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Feb 7, 2005 - MYANMAR - Mandalay

We arrived in Mandalay to a city that was much different than where we just left....it is still a small city but there were plenty of cars and LOTS of honking of horns - which we hadn't really had the delight in hearing since India. We stayed at the Nylon Hotel - our room was all white tiles with flourescent lights - it was very clean but laying on our cots made me feel like I was in a hospital room - minus the surgical instruments luckily!! We walked around the city and people were still smiling. The Fort in the middle of the city which is...

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Jul 29, 2004 - Flooded Roads (Mandalay, Myanmar)

So, we flew from Chiang Mai, Thailand over the beautiful terrain of Myanmar to Mandalay in a small prop plane. Thankfully enough, the flight went without problems. But when we got off the plane, we realized that Myanmar was a totally different place than the rest of Southeast Asia. Myanmar is physically located right between India and Southeast Asia (Thailand and Laos), and, having been to both India and Southeast Asia, it was a fascinating mix of the two. Just mesmerizing!! Even Ryan, who has yet to see India, could feel and see that this...

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Feb 1, 2002 - That's Par for Myanmar

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1000 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com T h a t ' s P a r f o r M y a n m a r The country formerly known as Burma was a basket case, raped and terrorized by a megalomaniac military government though incongruously, Senior General Than Shwe wore a skirt. All non-tourists, male and female, were expected to wear skirts, cloth tubes called longyis; the tourists wore the pants. Without tourists Myanmar would have collapsed. We entered Myanmar by flying to the capitol, Yangon, formerly Rangoon. On the plane we received a free...

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