Myanmar: On the Road to Mandalay from Meiktila (video)

September 17th, 2013

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Watch: 40 Day 2 on the Road to Mandalay from Meiktila, Myanmar (Burma) We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ October 24, 12 Honey Hotel has issues, trash around the lake, unidentifiable food but friendly staff! My suggestions for this hotel: clean up the hallway, stairwells, and rooms especially the refrigerator. I did not included the video of … Continued

WATCH: 39 Local bus from Inle Lake to Meiktila, Myanmar (Burma) We Said Go Travel http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/ October 23, 2012 We wanted to travel during the day from Inle Lake to Mandalay. They kept saying, “no” to us. There is only the evening bus from Inle Lake to Mandalay 10,000K per person with air conditioning. But we … Continued

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FALL 2013 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST Free Entry $1,000usd in CASH PRIZES Contest will run September 11 through November 28, 2013. We are looking for an article about a place you are grateful for or a memorable holiday that you shared with a special loved one or a place that is awe inspiring. In Jonah … Continued

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WATCH: 38 Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Nyuang Shwe, near Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma) All week the people have been preparing for the Golden Buddhas to arrive for the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Nyuang Shwe. On October 21, they finished building everything. From 5am on October 22, there was music. At 8am, people … Continued

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Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Independence Travel Writing Contest! One hundred and eighty-eight writers from thirty-one countries participated to write about seventy-three countries for our contest! The writers are from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Republic … Continued

WATCH: 37 Biking Inle Lake Myanmar (Burma) Our first stop was to figure out our transportation back to Mandalay. We met friendly five year-old Mimi. On the road, we saw a group practicing their leg rowing. The ride was beautiful—we saw red lotus flowers, fields and many animals. The road was not so good so … Continued