Sunday, June 29, 2014

The KL, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, called “the KL”, cybercity with huge airports, monorails and some of the highest skyscrapers on the world. But you can just walk here. You don’t need sky-walks to cross the street all sights are in walking distance. End everything seems to be well organized.
Infront of KL Galery

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bago and our last days in Myanmar (Burma)



We had no big expectation before coming to Bago, we stopped here more less just because we still had some time and Bago is on the way to Yangon. But in the end we stayed two nights. Way by train in ordinary class was long but ok. Hotel was cheap and nice. Well we had to change the room for the second night because Michal destroyed fluorescent tube when hunting for mosquito and there was sharps everywhere. And in the second room there was a biggest cockroach we ever seen, but still it was the best value hotel we had in Myanmar (Named San Francisco). And the staff was very helpful. Women from reception gave us detailed information how to enter each monument without paying 10USD government entrance fee. very useful.
It was a bit rainy..

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pilgrimage to Golden Rock, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda on Golden Rock is one of the hollies place in Myanmar. Its a small pagoda on a huge balancing rock covered by gold leafs situated on the top of mountain. There are two ways up, by truck or trekking...
Under the gold balancing rock

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hpa An & Sadan Cave, Myanmar (Burma)

Hpa An is capital of Kiyan state close to Thai boarder. Most of the state is closed for foreigners. From Mawlamyine you can go two hours by bus or five hours by boat. Boat is slower and more expensive but we like boats. Near Hpa An are also some caves, so this would be also quite adventurous... click read more.
finally light! But...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mawlamyine & GIANT Buddha, Myanmar (Burma)



We arrived to Yangon bus terminal at around 4AM, we just change the bus and continue another 8 hours to Mawlamyne. So pretty long journey from Bagan almost 18hours. It was rainy almost all way so to be in bus wasn't so bad. Mawlamyine is Myanmar's third city but looks small. There is couple of things to see around like the world biggest reclining Buddha.. and to go to him, can easily changed into unexpected and adventurous trek.
3m high monk statues showing the way..

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

The top of Myanmar. Most famous and also most visited place in country. And probably one of the most spiritual and magnificent place on world. Which can be compared to Angkhor, Petra, Piramides or Taj Mahal. Huge city with about 4000 temples from 12th century. Do we like it? Yes, a lot! Click read more.
Temples of Bagan

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Trains in Myanmar

Shortly about our experience with Myanmar's trains.
Our first train was overnight from Mandalay to Bagan. It was much harder night than we expected. So special night that it need their own post. Read more...
Steam machine still in use for cargo

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mandalay & Teak Wood Bridge, Myanmar (Burma)

another overnight bus wasn't so comfy like the first one. Annoying loud TV, bumpy roads and plenty of stops on the way and we arrived again too early. On the bus terminal before 4AM there is not many more possibilities than to take Taxi. We shared with Vincent our Malaysian co traveler and one more British guy. First hotel refused us to check in so early, another one did. So we went to sleep. Plan of the day was simple. Sleep, make siesta and see the downtown...
 
Longest wooden bridge in the World

Monday, June 9, 2014

3 Days Trekking to Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

this was the best and most interesting trek we ever made. But for Gosia probably also the worst moments during traveling. Three days trekking about 60km in Shan state is like time traveling. Shan state, close to Thailand's boarder in golden triangle, area known by production of heroin, has beautiful nature and mountains full of interesting cultures. Guidebook says that the paths are confusing and no one in mountains speaks English and guide book is right. It’s very recommend to take local guide or join a tour, but.. ehm.. :o) Click Read more..
On the way...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

It was not possible to connect some wifi in Bangkok airport so we went to Myanmar without any information, what is the exchange rate, how the black market with money works or if we can change euros. In our guide book was just a few pages about Myanmar and situation in this country is changing very very fast. But our first days in this country were surprisingly pleasant. Click Read more.. 
Monks in Golden Stupa Schwedagon Paya

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sukhothai, Thailand

Our last days in Thailand. In the end we spent much less time here, we decided to skip south of Thailand. We will see enough beaches and island in Malaysia and Indonesia. Our last days in Thailand we spent in Sukhothai. We went there together with Charlie, we rented motorbikes and really enjoyed this place which is normally crowded by tourists but now it was empty just for us. Click read more... 
Elephant Pagoda