Monday Memory: Bagan

It doesn't matter what country you're in, what job you're doing or who you're with, Mondays across the world are met with the same reaction. So I like to take the opportunity to remember happier times. Each week I'll share a travel memory which was most likely taken on a Tuesday or a Thursday or … Continue reading Monday Memory: Bagan

Myanmar: Crossing the Border to Thailand

                            After just about recovering in Bagan, it was time for my killer journey over to Thailand. Winner arranged at 13,000 kyat sleeper bus to Yangon which included pick up. It left at 7pm, arriving in Yangon around 5ish the next day. … Continue reading Myanmar: Crossing the Border to Thailand

Myanmar: The Baganning of the End

It's pretty easy to get from Mandalay to Bagan and Mama was happy to arrange a minibus for me. The 6 hour journey costs 9000 kyat and my bus included free pick ups from/to my hotels at both ends. I hadn't booked my Bagan accommodation but decided to go for Winner Guesthouse as it's midway … Continue reading Myanmar: The Baganning of the End

Mandalay: A Mexican’s Favourite City

My super luxurious JJ Express bus from Nyaungshwe, complete with complimentary water, blanket and dinner (14,000 kyat from Odyssey Travel) pulled into Mandalay's bus station two hours earlier than expected which meant I arrived on the outskirts of Mandalay at 3am. A horde of motorcycle taxi drivers were waiting for me (though, unlike in other … Continue reading Mandalay: A Mexican’s Favourite City

Myanmar: The Sloooooow Train to Inle

There are two options for heading to Inle Lake from Yangon. Option 1 is to take the relatively comfortable and fast bus. Option 2 is to take a 24 hour train journey through far-flung Burmese destinations on the ricketiest train known to man. Naturally, I went for the second option. I was opting for the mammoth train … Continue reading Myanmar: The Sloooooow Train to Inle

Myanmar: The Adventure Begins

It was with a heavy heart and slightly hungover head that I waved goodbye to Hong Kong, with its dazzling blue skies making it look as fantastic as ever, as if it didn't need to make me feel any worse for leaving. That said, I was faced with a much more exciting prospect than returning … Continue reading Myanmar: The Adventure Begins