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Into Myanmar, welcome to Mandalay!

28 Feb – 2 March 2014 It is the first time in all my travels that I go to a country where there is a time difference calculated in half hours. Meaning, when you come from Belgium, you need to add 5,5 hours to the Belgian time. In my case, coming from Bangkok, I turned my watch 1/2 hour back.TIP: If you fly into Mandalay with Air Asia, there is a FREE shuttle bus from Air Asia waiting for you to bring you to downtown Mandalay, it stops somewhere at 80th and 27th street. Be aware that this service is...

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Mandalay and surroundings

Next up on the popular Myanmar backpackers travelers route is Mandalay. The city itself has a handful things to see, such as Mandalay hill, the new palace and Mahamuni Paya. There’s also the teak monastary but I didn’t visit that one. I only spent 2 days in Mandalay, in and around Mandalay actually. First day I rented a bike and went around Mandalay hill and Mahamuni Paya. At the end of the day when I tried visiting the teak monastary it was closed already. I heard Tosh and Emily went there though and they said it was amazing. It was...