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Nov 20, 2006 - Alton Towers (closed)

Sad to leave Inle Lake, but off we go in yet another plane, unfortunately slightly delayed by fog. So we fly from Heho to Yangon and then get a taxi to the particular Bus Station where the Lonely Planet says the air-con buses go from. But they don't! As soon as we got off the plane we were reminded how humid it is down here on the plains, and we wanted air-con, and now we basically had to get a 'local bus'! All travellers know what that means. Good stories for years afterwards (and I have many), but a horrendous experience at the time....

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Nov 16, 2006 - MYANMAR: Bago

The Canadians, Max and I took the train to Bago which was a fun trip from Yangon. The journey gave us our first flavor of the Burmese countryside, very flat and rugged...with some great old trees dotted across the landscape..especially nice after being in the city for a few days. It was also a good way to mix with the locals. Some people on the train were just watching us all in amazement. It's not common for foreigners to take the train, especially 2nd class. The seven of us must have been quite overwhelming, especially these big Western...

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May 25, 2006 - Kyaiktoiyo or Golden Rock - the pilgrimage

This is the place that Hana was writing about in her ever so lovely addition to the web-site. The hike to the top took of about 5 hours, and yes it rained for at least 3h 45m of it,Andrew got a cold and at least we finally got to use all of our rain gear. This is the holiest sight in Myanmar and ever year thousands of pilgrims make their way up the trail to see this spectacular sight. Legend states that it is the precise placement of a Buddha hair that allows for the precarious balance of the rock atop it's base. Not until you get there and...

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Jan 4, 2006 - Bago

Bago et Kyaiktiyo - 4.01.06 1ère destination : Bago, à 80 km de Yangon. Visite de ses temples, notamment celui de Bouddha Shwethalyaung qui contient un bouddha couché de 16 mètres de haut et de 55 mètres de long. Route ensuite pour Kyaiktiyo ou nous arrivons tard dans la nuit. C'est de cette petite bourgade très touristique que l'on part - après une bonne nuit - à la découverte du fameux rocher d'or ou Golden Rock. L'on dit que le rocher d'or ne tient en équilibre sur la pierre que grâce à un cheveu du Bouddha. Kyaiktiyo est des hauts...

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Jul 8, 2005 - Bago

We had to get up early, to catch a pick up from Kinpun to Kyaito, and get a bus from Kyaito to bago. It was a 5 hour bus ride, which really was not comfortable, (as you can see from the amount of leg room Dawn had). When we arrived in Bago was not sure if we were going to stay the night or move straight onto Inle Lake, but because of the bad bus journey and general tiredness, we decided to stay over. Found a nice place to stay for a good price, and booked our bus ticket for Inle Lake for the next day. In the afternoon, Dawn and I got a...

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Jul 6, 2005 - Kyaitiyo (Golden Rock pagoda)

Had to get up real early at 6:45 to catch a cab out to the bus terminal 45 mins out of town. We got there early and managed to catch an earlier bus than expecting, but had the last 2 seats at the back, also had 2 have ruc sacs under our feet, but it was only a 5 hour journey and so was not too bad. When we arrived in Kaiyto we then had to get a pick up, which was rammed out to Kinpun, the base camp as it were to the Kyaitiyo. Golden rock. by the time we arrived at Knpun in the mid afternoon, it was too late that day to go and see the Goden...

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Mar 20, 2005 - Myanmar - Kyaiktiyo

Min-gala-ba!!!! For a moment we thought we had to stay in Bangkok forever when the woman at the check-in told us that our flight hadn't been reconfirmed by our agency, but then she added that we were lucky because there were two free seats on the plane that day. Damn right we are lucky! So we made it to Myanmar and it was a very easy one-hour flight (but with half an hour time difference, which we found quite funny). We decided to avoid Yangon and go straight to a little remote town, because we had just spent far too many days in a big...

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