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Nov 17, 2014 - Myanmar & the Irrawaddy

Just returned from an interesting trip to Myanmar for the launch of Sanctuary Ananda, a new boutique ship A&K built to cruise on the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) and Chindwin Rivers, the largest navigable river system in Asia, reaching to the borders of China and India. For centuries this was one of Asia’s most important trading routes. I met the 7 journalists travelling with me in Hong Kong after a 14 hour flight from Chicago on Cathay Pacific. My flight was more than an hour late, but when I arrived in Hong Kong, there was Cathay rep to escort...

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Jun 3, 2013 - Day 16 Yangon

Today we explored more of Yangon,Chinatown,the harbor,checked out some shopping malls... Heavy rain stopped us for a while,but then we were hitting the pavement again. Once the rain passed it was sunny & extra humid.So as it was,you were wet either way,from the rain or from the humidity. As it's the last day of the tour,we had drinks & dinner as a group at the Chinese restaurant over the road from our hotel.After dinner Michael & I got a taxi to the Strand Hotel,very posh & the virtual equivalent of Raffles in Singapore. We had coffee &...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Day 15 Ngwesaung -Yangon

After breakfast we departed Ngwesaung and started our long,tedious,& uncomfortable drive back to Yangon.At least with only 7 of us,we could each have a double seat to ourselves.And we could walk around the bus providing you could keep your balance as the bus bumped & rock & rolled it's way home. Along the way we stopped at an elephant camp & those who wanted to,could go for an elephant ride in the dense forest.Of course both Mik & I did the ride,even though we've ridden elephants before. It's a different experience each time. Our mahouts...

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May 20, 2013 - Day 2 Rangoon

City tour to start the day which included Shwedagon Pagoda,which dominates the skyline & is on the Royal Lake.One unusual fact about Rangoon is that they have right hand drive cars & yet drive on the right side of the road! Lunch at local restaurant & sat around for ages-me thinks it was a time filler before heading to the airport for our flight to Mandalay.My first experience on a propellor plane & boy, what a noisy takeoff!They bused us to/from the plane at both airports but we could have walked the distance quicker,& not have been in a...

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May 19, 2013 - Day 1-arrived in Yangon.

We were the only foreigners on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon, bar 1. Hot & muggy here, a real difference to back home! Went for a walk & surprised to see so many parks & roadside gardens.meeting with group members at 6pm & then we're all going out to dinner in the city. Well,Mik thought that we might be the oldest crocks in the group,Ha!Closer to the youngest,& we were worried about fitting in,fitness wise that is.As usual, a varied bunch of characters,but all are here to enjoy themselves & to immerse ourselves in another...

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Feb 10, 2013 - Burma (Myanmar) - 11/2-10/3

24/2/13 - Yangon (formerly Rangoon) - A brand new country nobody I knew had been to & I was ready for the adventure. I couldn't have been more confused on arrival! I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn't the ultra modern airport & adverts of MasterCard & Samsung! Go to Burma, get there before tourism changes it - really I thought? Lol, first impressions have changed massively since. So Yangon, stayed in the city for a couple of nights to find my feet & everyone I met at my guesthouse were all about to leave the country,...

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Jan 29, 2013 - Yangon

The next day, our guide took us around the city. Unfortunately, his English was halting and we couldn't fully understand what he said. Nevertheless, we started off at the local market. If my first impression of Yangon was of the sanitized city of modern high-rises and broad highways that I saw driving in from the airport, I was quickly disabused of that notion. The market was full of produce and fishmongers and colorful, busy people. We wandered freely, and the people couldn't have been more friendly. Almost all of the women and many men...

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India & Burma, 2013

Jan 28, 2013 - Burma, also known as Myanmar

We spent another day at Kumarakon and then headed back to Kochin to catch our plane to Kolkata. Our guide told us that yesterday, Republic Day, there was a boating accident at Alleppey which killed four people. Apparently, 30-60 people were trying to board a houseboat built for 15 and it sank. Safety issues aside, Kerala strikes us as a good place to live. The homes are well-built and the people look healthy. Our guide told us they have a passion for news, and the Kerala government actually takes care of its people. We also noticed more...

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India & Burma, 2013

Sep 16, 2012 - Yangon

9/16 Wiki Info Yangon We finally come to the conclusion that given the uncertainties of getting off in Bago we will continue on to Yangon and miss Bago! We tell the 'conductor' fellow who gives us a puzzled look but nevertheless, now we can rest onward without thinking about what we'll do. When we get to our seats, a very nice Burmese fellow (they all are that way it seems) tells us in broken English that the bus really does not go into Bago, it would drop us off 24 miles from Bago from where we'd have to pay a taxi to get into town!!...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Rangoon(Yangon), Myanmar

Flight to Yangon... Wiki Info Yangon 8/31 On the way from airport via Motherland 2 shuttle bus, raining, and bus loses it's brakes! The driver is very quick and avoids hitting a woman crossing the street by smashing into a gate of a driveway.... The fellows from Motherland quickly arrange a taxi which takes us to the hostel. Very friendly personnel welcomes us and we are able to get into a nice room. 9/1 Breakfast (included) is tea, toast, & eggs. We walk the city - only 15 minute walk from Motherland. Planning on just two nights but we...

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May 5, 2012 - Myanmar

Myanmar is a country of 60 million, a very poor country, but with changes taking place as the military government "mellows".  The people are very friendly and often greet us with "hello" and seem delighted to hear"mingalarbar" back (hello).  In many places, they are not so used to seeing tourists and sometimes want to take photos of us!  The currency in kyat (pronounced "chat") and there are 800 to a US dollar. We rode on a local train for a 3 hour circle trip around Yangon. It was a great way to see the everyday life at all the little...

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