Myanmar: Moving about in Mandalay (video)


WATCH: Moving about in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

September 30, 2012 When we arrived in the large highway bus station, I asked a man for Royal Guesthouse. He left and Toto appeared (yes, like from Wizard of Oz). He said, “I am a representative of Royal Guesthouse but I left at 2pm so I am not sure if we have rooms or not. It is 7000K to go the 11km to the guesthouse. If we do not have rooms or you do not like them we can take you to another place.”

He said one of us could sit next to the driver. Moritz told him to sit there but he said no. He sat on the ledge of the trunk. He spoke good English and fairly non-stop. He told us about his English teachers and a special ceremony for the next day. Royal Guesthouse was full. Garden Hotel was full. Nylon hotel did have two double rooms but one was not very nice for the price in comparison. E.T. Hotel did have rooms. See all our videos for more of our videologue of our trip.

This movie is from our 28 days in Myanmar (Burma) from September 28, 2012 to October 26, 2012 and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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