Myanmar: Yangon to Mandalay (video)

Myanmar: Yangon to Mandalay (video)

WATCH: Bus Travel from Yangon to Mandalay in Myanmar  Our video travelogue of 27 Days in Myanmar continues with the drama of getting from one place to another with limited communication. Enjoy the RIDE! September 30, 2012 I woke up at 6am and tried to call two bus companies to see if we could gets … Continued

Visiting Botataung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (video)

WATCH: Botataung Pagoda Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) By taxi, we arrived at “Buddha’s First Sacred Relic Pagoda, Botataung, Yangon” This site was the original home of Buddah’s first sacred hair relic. The Buddha gave eight strands of his sacred hair to two brothers Tapussa and Bhalika who brought them to Okkla later called Dagon and now … Continued

Myanmar: Moseah Yeshuah Synagogue, Yangon (video)

WATCH: Moseah Yeshuah Synagogue, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) September 29, 2012 Around 2pm we were off to visit the Moseah Yeshuah Synagogue at 85 26th Street. The man at the desk wanted to know, “Why do you want to go there?” George told him, “We are Jewish and Lisa’s friend, Ellen, knows Moses the caretaker. He … Continued

Myanmar: Streets around Sule Pagoda (video)

WATCH: Streets around Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) After a quick walk around the market, we went to the central Sule Pagoda. It is a gigantic golden dome at the center of central Yangon. We walked over the bridge to cross the street and paid a donation for visiting the temple, which turned out only … Continued

Yangon: Through the Open Window (video)

WATCH: Yangon, Through the Open Window Our night in Yangon began with finding a hotel. After seeing several hostels, we settled for a room at Beautyland II. There were a few issues including the room having broken air conditioning. The two fans kept us cool. The open window did turn out to be an opportunity … Continued

First Night in Yangon, Myanmar (video)

George and I arrived in Yangon at night and took a taxi to the center of town. We had read about many hostels before we left Bangkok, but were not sure where we would stay in Yangon. We did not change money at the airport as the Lonely Planet says not to, but that would … Continued

Frugal Flashpackers Fly from Thailand to Yangon (Video)

On September 28, 2012 we traveled to Bangkok airport to fly to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) for our 28-day stay. As Air Asia was moving to a new airport on October 1, 2012, they had a BIG RALLY with the Bangkok University Cheerleading Team to celebrate their move. WATCH: Air Asia Bangkok Rally The Bangkok Cheerleaders … Continued

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Travel in Burma Gets Better

Planning A Trip to Myanmar (Burma) Travelling to Myanmar is unlike other destinations we’ve travelled to on our around the world trip, we needed to do some serious travel planning before our arrival.   If you have this fascinating destination on your bucket list get planning now. There are a few things you need to sort out … Continued

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We Said Go Travel