Category Myanmar

Primerose Hotel – Frosty Nights on Inle Lake

In yet another instance of the bus arriving in the unbearable hours of early morning.  With it around 4am, freezing, and everything closed, there weren’t too many options.  A few touts and tuk-tuk drivers were at the bus stop.  Agreeing to one, I was brought through a zigzag of dark streets on a path I […]

Lone Bed in Shwebo

There are some guest houses in Myanmar in which foreigners are not allowed to stay.  It was in Shwebo, about 2 hours north of Mandalay that I first encountered this phenomenon.   With only about 4 guest houses in the entire town, I was turned away from 2 others before I finally came to Shwe […]

Come You Back to Mandalay

In a rare occurrence of not arriving in the middle of the night, and simply after dark this time, the ride into town from the bus station brought me through an urban scene of lights and shopping centers much different from what I had seen in Yangon.  After being dropped off at the tourist area […]

A Guest House for Bagan’s Temples

In was was to become an annoying trend in Myanmar, our bus dropped us in Nyaung U (near Bagan) before 4am.  A group of us began heading thoward the town, stopping to pass the earlier hour at what seemed to be an all-night tea house.  One of the first guest houses we came to was […]

Lay Myoe River Resort Guest House – Mrauk U

It wasn’t until 11pm that we managed to get off the long, cold riverboat upstream.  Most of us were wearing many layers, daunted by the unexpected cold.  Local touts were climbing across the other docked boats to grab us before we had even made it to the shore.  One grabbed spoke to two of us, […]

Yangon’s Cheapest Beds

When my prepaid reservation was up at the Daddy’s Home Hotel, I still hadn’t decided what I wanted to do next.  So, rather than pay the price, I was out early in the morning looking for prices of other nearby guest houses.  A small number of them dot the blocks around Selu Pagoda, the […]

Look Out, Myanmar. Daddy’s Home!

Arriving in strange cities at night seems to be a common occurrence for me.  However, landing at night in not only a strange new city, but a city in one of the stranger countries in the world?  I broke habit and booked a hotel ahead of time for Yangon. Reliable information about lodging in any […]