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Bicycle touring in Myanmar

TwistingSpokes in Myanmar

By | 13th June, 2016|Categories: Myanmar, TwistingSpokes in ...|Tags: , , , |

Bicycle touring in Myanmar is something we had looked forward to. When we were planning our journey it was not yet possible to cross overland into Myanmar from Thailand and out again to India. This change has made it possible for us to reach Nepal overland! It is still a country that is mysterious for many [...]

Cycling Myanmar on the wild side

By | 24th February, 2016|Categories: India, Manipur, Myanmar|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bagan, the old kingdom, had given us a special place to discover. We trailed the tracks off the beaten track to far away temples and now and then bumping into groups of tourists. Unluckily a bug that had been popping up since Yangon decided it was time to strike and Martin got a bronchitis which meant it [...]

Following the Ayeyarwady to the Kingdom of Bagan

By | 13th February, 2016|Categories: Myanmar|Tags: , , , , , , |

After being fed, rested and educated on Yangon and its colonial heritage it was time to hit the road. We had enjoyed a wide variety of Burmese and Indian food, street snacks, custard puddings, samosa’s and tea. Yangon had made a good impression on us with its eclectic mix of ethnicities, buildings, traffic and people. We were [...]

Crossing new borders from Myawaddy to Yangon

By | 31st January, 2016|Categories: Myanmar|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Crossing new borders is exactly what we did. We had rested in Mae Sot where we enjoyed social times with other cyclists and especially Mo and Marie which was really nice. Time had come and new adventures waited for us in Myanmar, a country that has been fairly closed for the last 30 years due to the [...]