Mingalabar Inle Lake – Seagulls In Flight and Intha Fisherman of Inle Lake

As promised, we woke up early in the morning for the long-awaited Inle Lake sightseeing tour. We managed to secure a boat ride the day before with our hotel for the price of 15,000 Kyat (USD15) which covered a half day tour. Various packages been offered by the boat operator (which includes the floating market, Indein Ruins, the south of Inle lake and etc) and we can actually tailor-made our trip based on our preferences. We were told that it’s best to start our journey at 7.00am as for the morning ride. We got hooked with the statement by the receptionist! So that is it! Continue reading

Mingalabar Inle Lake – 10 Hours Minivan Ride to Nyaungshwe

Based on our travel itinerary, after a night in Bagan, it’s time for us to move to Nyaungshwe or also known as Yawnghwe. Nyaungshwe are the main access point to this beautiful and iconic destination of Myanmar, Inle Lake where it is now grown into a bustling traveller centre with a high numbers of guesthouse, hotels, restaurants and many others. After a few discussion, we decided to take the earliest bus to Nyaungshwe at 7.00am via minivan where we could experience the daytime journey and the hillview with an average price of USD15. Another trip will be at 7.00pm via express bus.  Continue reading

Mingalabar Bagan – The Enchanted Kindgom

When we arrived at Bagan Train Station, we decided to roam around and walked from one end to another end. The local taxi and minivan drivers keep harassing and offering us the ride to the nearest town either the Old Bagan or New Bagan. After a quick negotiation with one of the taxi driver, we then decided to pay 4000 Kyat (USD 4) per pax to New Bagan in that super cramped car. There are 8 of us all together! We were the last couple in the car as New Bagan is even more far compared to Old Bagan.

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Mingalabar Bagan – 19 Hour Overnight Train Ride

Before we went to Myanmar, we have decided that we should have try every single mode of transportation here including the overnight train. Hence, after a long winded discussion and research with FF, plus considering the route we are taking, we ended up securing a ticket from Yangon to Bagan. An upper class sleeper to Bagan cost us 16,500 Kyat (equivalent to USD 17) and usually, there’s only one sleeping car per train. Therefore, pre booking is definitely the best option. You can get local travel agency to buy your tickets on behalf with some nominal fees and have them delivered to anywhere that you preferred (hotel, airport and etc). In our case, we’ve been charged at USD22 per pax and delivered it all the way at the airport, on the day of our arrival. They usually ask a copy of your passport before hand for the ticket purchase purposes. A very reliable information of Myanmar train can be refer here at Seat 61. Every single information are very well captured and written. Continue reading