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Feb 22, 2008 - Monywa

It was a sad morning. Jo had recounted her days and decided she didn’t have enough time for Mrauk-U. I was on my own. We’d had such a blast traveling together, it was hard to part, but I’m sure we’ll meet again. Shoe shopping in Milan, here I come!!! Travelling in Myanmar can be such a pain, usually in the ass. To look on the map, Mrauk-U was so close, but no way to go for foreigners. Besides, I still had to stop in Bagan, the Plain of 4000 Temples. A trip to Myanmar would not be complete without it, so off I went, stopping in the small...

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Feb 16, 2007 - Mandalay - Bagan

I took a quick flight from Inle Lake to Mandalay which avoided a long bumpy bus ride. Mandalay is the second largest city in Burma, and the last royal capital in the country. I planned to walk around my first day, but I ran into a nice bicycle trishaw driver who showed me the city. The driver was a retired teacher and around 65 years old. He knew all about Mandalay, but I felt a little funny sitting in my padded seat while this older man broke a sweat peddling me around the city. During the day I was able to see traditional gold leaf,...

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