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Inle Lake in Myanmar

  Inle Lake is a very beautiful, tranquil and special place to visit in Burma or Myanmar. There are many hotels on the lake, maybe the best Myanmar has to offer. We stayed at the Inle lakeResort and Spa. It was off season and we were almost alone in a big resort and spa, so the prices were discounted for […]

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Burmese Days Part 3, Mandalay

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For the Temple-bells are callin’, an’ it’s there that I would be — By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea;             On the road to Mandalay. R Kipling We did not take “the road to Mandalay” we flew. This time I think it was Asian Wings Airline, another start-up with two planes. Same process as before including the […]

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Burmese Days, Part 2, BAGAN

We left Rangoon by air. We could have taken the train, but our time was limited. It does not seem to matter which airline you book your flight on in Burma. All our domestic flights were booked on Air Mandaly. We got to the Yangon airport early. At first it was a sea of confusion, but our guide assured us […]

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Burmese Days, Part One

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Burmese Days is the title of a fun book written by George Orwell. People all over Burma try to sell it to you like tiger balm in Kathmandu. Orwell is lucky he lived and wrote when he did. Ever since a Peking Duck became a Beijing Duck, Asian name changes have caused confusion, dismay, and sold a lot of new […]

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