Monthly Archives: February 2012

Maps and GPS

A paper map is useful to have but should be used with care. They are all imprecise and it’s not possible to rely on them to estimate the distance between 2 places. The same problems exists with google maps: the roads are too approximate to provide… Continue reading

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Itinerary options around Mandalay

You could decide to go toward china in the mountains, however the difficulty and the distances soon become a problem. Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin: 70km with a big climb, nice road and nice surface. There is a lotof traffic but not much dust (relativel… Continue reading

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The rule is that you are supposed to sleep only in guesthouses registered to accept foreigners and they are not everywhere. Camping is not authorized, nor sleeping in someones house (and your host might get into trouble for taking you in). To get … Continue reading

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Classic Itinerary: the Mandalay-Bagan-Inle Loop

This is the main itinerary and the most common for cyclists. Thismight also be the only long one where distances are reasonable andforeigners are allowed to move freely. I am trying to list all town where you will be able to find lodging. View the… Continue reading

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Why you should go and why you shouldn’t

You should go for …… The friendliness of Burmese people. You will tell me that this is the case everywhere in South East Asia and you would be right. However, we were pleased with what we found: They are much less shy than the Thai for example… Continue reading

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