The Road to Mandalay

Mandalay Pictorial

morning at Ubein Bridge, Mandalay

You can take a slow boat ride up the river to Mandalay or like now we prefer to fight in direct to Mandalay. Many years ago in my first trip to Myanmar to took a night train from Yangon. It was one of the most memorable train ride but certainly not in the most comfortable way. It was a long long train ride taking more than 10 hours in a old rocky train with wooden seats and windows that you cannot close. It was freezing from night to early morning as we were travelling towards end of December. Continue reading

Yangon Chinatown Pictorial

Street scene of Myanmar Chinatown.

Yangon chinatown street scene
Yangon chinatown street scene

After more than a week traveling thru Mandalay, Bagan and Inle lake, i ended up in Yangon for our flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

As we arrived late in the afternoon we only managed to visit Shwedagon Pagoda during sunrise and had a morning free time before we check out from hotel and go to the airport. In the evening hours during sunset there were many local people and tourists at Shwedagon Pagoda. Most people come early morning or late afternoon as it is cooler but it will mean there will be hundreds of other people too.

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A half-day transit in Helsinki

My luggage like Helsinki

Helsinki
Helsinki

 

I will not forget Helsinki for awhile at least. I am on a flight from Singapore on  Fin Air, and transit in Helsinki for my onward journey by Icelander Air to Reykjavik , Iceland but when arriving in Reykjavik Airport I couldn’t find my luggage after everyone has got theirs. After filing a missing luggage i was told it’s probably still in Helsinki and they will try to get it to me by the next day flight. And was given a toiletries bag among toothbrush , i got a XXL t-shirt. And I normal wear M. Good thing is i did get back my luggage the next day just in time as my group about to leave the city to other parts of Iceland. That will be another story to come.

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