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Myanmar Overnight Train 缅甸过夜火车 4

Myanmar Overnight Train - Mandalay to Bagan Overnight Train

I like to travel by train, it is a great way to see the country and interact with the locals. I have taken the train in Sri Lanka and Vietnam and I really wanted to try taking the train in Myanmar.  Taking a train in Myanmar is not as…
Mandalay Taxi Service 曼德勒出租车 1

Mandalay Taxi Service - Honest Mandalay Taxi Rental

If you are in Mandalay and you are looking to hire a chauffeured car or taxi to bring you around, I recommend Mr. Zaw Win Maung. Mr. Zaw Win Maung was the taxi driver Thiri Thitsar Hotel hired to fetch me from the highway bus terminal.…
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December Garden (Restaurant) - Homemade Fried Yogurt

My Myanmar colleague, Su, and I went on a day trip to Pyin Oo Lwin from Mandalay. We hired a car to drive us to visit 7 places in Pyin Oo Lwin. When it was time for lunch, our driver told us that he had a recommendation and he drove us…
Pyin Oo Lwin 彬乌伦 5

Pyin Oo Lwin - 7 Places to Visit in Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is a scenic hill town in Mandalay region in Myanmar. Many Burmese people adore Pyin Oo Lwin for its cool weather and they have nicknamed Pyin Oo Lwin "Flower City" from the scores of yellow flowers that line the roads.  How to…
Mya Shwe Taung Tea Shop 1

Mya Shwe Taung Tea Shop - Air-Conditioned Tea Shop in Mandalay

Google says that winter in Myanmar is November to February, which is why my colleague Su and I decided to go in November. It is still as hot, probably because it is just the start of winter. The worse thing is, most shops and markets in Myanmar…
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Thiri Thitsar Hotel (Win Unity Hotel) - Good Location and Clean Rooms

There wasn’t any unique accommodations on Airbnb in Myanmar, so my colleague Su and I decided to stay in a hotel instead. After much searching on Agoda, we decided on Thiri Thitsar Hotel for its proximity to the railway station. (But I didn’t…
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Lucky Seven Tea Shop - Traditional Burmese Sweet Tea and Snacks

Tea shops are an integral part of Myanmar culture. Tea shops are not only places to drink tea, they are places where Burmese people socialize. One of the most popular tea shop chain is Lucky Seven Tea Shop which has several outlets around…
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Health Blessing - Clean and Reasonably-Priced Massage in Yangon

I love massage, especially after a long day of sightseeing. When I was planning for this Myanmar trip, I also searched for massage parlors near HOOD Hostel. There were many listings on TripAdvisor and Health Blessing was in 6th place, which…
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Yangon Night Market - What to Eat at Yangon Night Market

I love night markets, they are the best places to sample the local street food. When I was doing research for this Myanmar trip, this article caught my attention. A night market in Yangon? I definitely have to check it out. According…
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Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant - Burmese Rice & Curry

Special thanks to my Myanmar colleague Su’s cousin, who chauffeured us around all day and my Myanmar colleague Su who acted as my local guide and translator. My Myanmar trip would not have been so smooth without their help. Today was…