Myanmar and Bangkok 2016
Finally! After more than a year of hiatus, I am back! I’ve had my fair share of travel since my last post, and sadly, I have no time to write about each of them. As much as I would like to share and document those trips, I am too lazy to write about them! As a welcome back post, I am sharing some photos from my recent trip in Myanmar and Bangkok. By recent, I meant last June! These are just mostly pictures. Will be in Dumaguete soon, and I guess that is when I will start making more time to write about my adventures!
Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay, Myanmar
Having just recently opened for tourism, Myamnar is a treasure waiting to be discovered, a diamond in the rough. It is slowly attracting more and more tourists, so I suggest that you visit it while the crowd isn’t as dense as what you can find in neighboring countries.
Yangon was our first stop. It’s chaotic! If you can book a flight direct to Mandalay and skip the capital, it would be better. But if you want to spend a day or two here, there are some beautiful pagodas that you can visit. If you are looking for the best hostel in Yangon, I suggest that you take a look at Scott @31st street.
Inside our hostel in Yangon, Scott @ 31st Street
Color and chaos
Looking for the best restaurant in Yangon? Look for 999 Shan Noodle House. It’s just near Sule Pagoda
Bagan is my favorite part of our recent holiday in Myanmar. It is literally a city of thousand pagodas. Catch the sunrise and sunset. Rent an e-bike, it is the cheapest way to go around. There are no taxis and buses, so you either have to rent a bike or a car. Most hotels will have bike rentals.
One of the many pagodas you will find in Bagan
Shortly after sunrise
Mandalay is not to be missed as well. We only had two days here. We had the tri-city tour and my favorite was Inwa. You have to ride a boat to cross the river and a horse carriage to go around. It is definitely one of the highlights of our Myanmar trip.
We traveled as a group fo four all over Myanmar. Three of them went to Kuala Lumpur after while I continued my holiday in Bangkok.
One of my favorite spots. Somewhere in the ancient city of Inwa.
Still in Inwa
Super comfortable bus ride from Mandalay to Yangon, even if it took ten hours
I spent a week on my own in Bangkok. My first visit was two years ao, and it was love at first sight. Its cosmopolitan vibe is a complete contrast from the rustic charm of Myanmar. During this trip, I did not visit any temple, museum, or any of the usual tourist attractions. Instead, I decided to take it slow – eat, drink, sleep, repeat! Haha. I was at the hostel most of the time, either sleeping or hanging out in the common area. For sunset, I would normally be in a rooftop bar. At night, I was drinking some more, mostly at Khao San or discovering new places.
The Yard Hostel. This is where I stayed during my first three days in Bangkok. So much to love about this place!
On my last three days in Bangkok, I stayed at Lub d Siam. I stayed here two years ago. It is just right next to train station and walking distance to some of the best shopping malls in the city.
Bangkok is never complete without visiting its rooftop bars. This one’s at Above 11 in Fraser Suites.
Awesome toilet! Pee while enjoying a spectacular city view!
Happy hour at Octave, Marriott
Another awesome rooftop bar. This is at Vertigo, Banyan Tree
At Sofitel, they have unlimited BBQ and beer on Sundays, inclusive of pool use.
That’s it friends! I know it wasn’t informative! Sorry! Will be back on track after my Dumaguete trip. Will try to make a better post! Cheers!