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      Long neck women tribes

      Myanmar (Burma) Oct 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM

      Do you know if there are tours leaving from Bagan or Mandalay which include a visit to Kayan villages? As far as I could understand there are excursions but from Inle lake.

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      Where do backpacking /where use agents, 3 week trip central-NE Myanmar by bus/boat/trek (in my 50s)

      Myanmar (Burma) Oct 22, 2016 at 2:01 AM

      Hi there!
      I plan a solo, almost backpacking, 3 week trip, next month, around central – northeast Myanmar, trying to minimize or even better :) exclude the travel agents (maybe not possible - nor wise!).
      My initial idea is to do a loop Bagan –Mandalay – Hsipaw – Inle lake and back to Yangon, by public transport, a bit of boat rides where it is interesting, some easy trekking to experience nature and local villages, while keeping budget costs low as possible, maybe 30-50 $/day?
      Could you please suggest a rough idea about where is it possible and effective cost/travel-wise, to do everything independently, and where it worth to use agents?
      I am in my 50s, still enjoying backpacking independent travel, as I’ve always been doing, and yet trying to cope with the difficulties that may occur. Luxuries are not my priority at all, but I’d enjoy some ease here and there, if it is cost / time / and travel-quality worthwhile. I hope, by this, I managed to communicate my complicated thought, well to you :) .
      I already started studying a couple of guidebooks, but it would hugely help to get a first guidance from you guys, so I focus my search and planning of the rest of the many details for this itinerary, to the right direction.
      Thank you in advance!
      Happy travels!!

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      Tour guide or driver

      by CEP1863 Online Now Sep 13, 2016 at 9:45 AM

      Does anyone have any personal recommendations for a local tour guide and/or driver in Mandalay. I will be there for one and a half days, possibly a further morning and would like to arrange something so as to get the best out of my limited time.

      Thank you


      3 Answers Sep 19, 2016 at 3:50 AM
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      How many days?

      by justmarried2 Online Now Mar 6, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      How many days should I stay in Mandalay? How much would a Taxi be for a day?
      What would you recommend?

      Thank you Rob

      7 Answers Mar 23, 2016 at 2:09 AM
    • Where is Marble Street in Mandalay, Myanmar? I searched Google map but no result! 

      by dta20502 Online Now Feb 25, 2015 at 7:04 PM

      Where is Marble Street in Mandalay, Myanmar? I searched Google map but no result! I would like to visit this marble Buddha statues makers place when I travel to Yangon in Mar/2015!
      - Dennis

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2015 at 2:00 AM
    • Mandalay, Myanmar

      by MJTRAVELS Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      Can you see Mandalay, Myanmar in one day? What is the most economical and safe place to stay there for one night in August?

      3 Answers Nov 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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      where to go for a few extra days

      by dhammatraveller Online Now Oct 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      I have a few days in Yangon at the end of a trip I am taking to Burma. I will have already spen enough time in Yangon, so I am trying to decide what to do with that time. I am thinking if Inle Lake or Bagan...any suggestions about which would be better? I have never particulalrly enjoyed very touristy places, which both of those seem to be...are they worth a visit anyway? I have spent lots of time in India, adn really my favorite times have been wandering into villages and hanging out with kids. ANy suggestions?

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM
    • Tipping the guide

      by houseswapper Online Now Aug 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      We are going on a tour for the first time with a guide. It has been suggested in our information that we should tip the guide which amounted to a reasonable amount at the end of the trip. It is a big company and I would prefer to have the cost worked out in the tour cost than be put in this position. Since our access to funds is limited in Myanmar and we do not want to have unnecessary currency in US or the currency of the country, I am not sure if and what to put aside.

      8 Answers Sep 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM
    • Myanmar

      by houseswapper Online Now Jun 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      I am going to Myanmar on a tour in September. Is the current unrest something to be concerned about?
      Also the currency to take in view of a lack of ATMS.

      8 Answers Sep 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM
    • On the hunt !

      by DCtrekker1 Online Now Feb 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM

      Planning a trip to Burma and Thailand next Feb. Just starting to plan the lodging part. Are there any special ***** or notable places to stay near Mandalay? Also, will be attempting to to find a replacement stone for a jadeite ring which I've worn for 25 years.. Imperial green. The stone popped out of the setting so can't think of a better way to replace it then with a memorable trip! Any ideas from the experts on either or both parts of this post.
      Many Thanks,

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2011 at 5:29 AM
    • Hotel booking

      by ChenLi Online Now Sep 12, 2007 at 9:44 PM

      Can anyone suggest some alternative cheap and clean hotels in Mandalay and Bagan that have private shower and toilet please? thanks a lot!

      6 Answers Sep 25, 2007 at 12:34 AM
    • Accommodation

      by janetlee Online Now Dec 15, 2005 at 6:15 PM


      I together with 3 friends will go to Mandalay, Heho and Bagan in late January. We want to book budget but nice accomodation. However, I can't find their web sites. Can anyone help? The alternative is that we will look for the accomodation after we arrive. Will there be difficulty in having the accomodation without advance booking during such tourist peak season?

      1 Answer Dec 16, 2005 at 9:19 AM
    • Train Travel

      by mick719 Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 7:22 PM

      Hello there,

      I would like to travel by train from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Mandalay. Also by train from Mandalay to Chiang Mai (Thailand) is this possible? Iwould be grateful for any advice or information. Thank You.

      3 Answers Oct 6, 2005 at 2:17 AM