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Myanmar?
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:15:43 PM »
Has anyone been to Myanmar? Any tips? I'm planning to do a solo trip there next year, most likely Feb. Best time to go there daw is Nov-Feb eh so baka Feb nalang ako. The Big 4 are Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake, but since I'm planning to do just a week there, baka Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay nalang route ko.

Sayang din I might not be able to do Mrauk U, which is supposedly the "next" Angkor W-a-t, although I think they shouldn't be compared. Anyhow, anyone planning to go there, let me know, baka we can organize something.

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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 10:34:07 PM »
I also included this in my go-to list abroad. In a travel magazine where I work, there is a feature on Burma (Myanmar) and the photos are so stunning! it has its own charm. pero i'm sure medyo mahal ang airfare nyan (compared to other SEA countries like thailand, cambodia, etc.) kasi konti lang ang flights.

Bhutan is also another place that interests me.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 07:00:49 PM »
A friend recently went. I got so ingit over his facebook pictures!! Diba may cebu pacific na to Myanmar?
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 09:09:55 PM »
wala pa yata sis flights to myanmar ang cebu pacific
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 11:39:38 AM »
air asia pala.
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 05:57:36 PM »
May alam ba kayong way from Laos to Myanmar? :(
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 09:20:27 AM »
^AFAIK, there is still no way to cross into Myanmar overland from Laos.
Your best bet is to fly from Bangkok or Chiang Mai.
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 09:10:33 AM »
Going there next year, pero September pa.  And if Alexandrea finds a way to cross into Myanmar from Laos, we'll see each other there, haha.

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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 12:05:28 AM »
Cheapest airline going to myanmar is airasia via kuala lumpur or bangkok

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 09:23:36 PM »
Excited na ako!!!
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 11:41:33 AM »
^ Alexandrea, tuloy ba kayo? Share naman your itinerary. I plan to do MYA (Yangon/Mandalay/Bagan) -THA (Chiang Mai) - LAO (Vientiane) - VIE (Hanoi)

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2013, 05:36:36 PM »
same route din ni frozen toes un plan ko.. pero baka late 2014 or early 2015 pa.. pashare naman ng IT. :) thanks thanks.

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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 11:02:39 AM »
I'm hoping that Myanmar is really worth visiting because preparations for this destination causes the most stress, I swear.

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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2013, 12:59:44 AM »
^ It's worth it :) I hear it has changed from when I went there in 2010, but it's still a pretty lovely place, I hear. It's very rural, it's quite chaotic (they drive on the right side of the road and majority of the vehicles are right-hand drive), but it has plenty of charm!

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2013, 08:25:10 AM »
Just left Myanmar. Ganda! Worth all the trouble.
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 09:52:54 AM »
^Congratulations sa aitn!  :D 

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 12:22:19 PM »
^ After all the trouble we went through, buti na lang talagang sulit ang Myanmar!
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2013, 09:36:36 PM »
Pls share your itinerary for Myanmar. How's the security issue there now? Hindi na ba tense ang political atmosphere?
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Re: Myanmar?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2013, 04:07:21 AM »
^ Sent you PM re: link to Myanmar itinerary.

When we were there last September, we did not feel any sort of repressive political atmosphere at all.  But it's best not to bait the locals into talking about political stuff.

Earlier this moth though, there were bombings in Yangon.  Still not sure who's behind it.  Definitely not Aung San Suu Kyii's party.  Possibly Islamic militants as reprisal for the state-sanctioned persecution of Rohingyas from Rakhine State.

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2013, 11:25:39 AM »
^ Yeah, read about the bombings. Scary. Buti na lang wala na tayo dun when it happened. Still sad to hear about it, though. Yangon seems like a peaceful place naman. Oh well.

^^ An elderly monk stopped to talk to us on U Bein Bridge. It started pretty pleasant enough, but when he switched to talking about how the military regime restricted their citizens' access to tertiary education, we were out of there so fast hahaha. Mahirap na eh!
« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 11:29:03 AM by alexandrea »
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