OK Van Express from Mandalay to Bagan

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IMG_4314When I was researching for this trip, I read about OK Express that it was a good service. They do door to door so they pick you up from your hotel in Mandalay and drop you off at your hotel in Bagan or vice versa. If I had known this, I could have traveled at night without any worries. Anyway, it costs 9000 kiats or $9. They have maybe 3 trips a day. I took the earliest one at 8am.

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Aye Myit Tar – Traditional Myanmar Food

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IMG_4270We tried this restaurant thanks to Tripadvisor. My friend and I were looking for a good place to eat traditional Myanmar food. It was a really nice, huge place. I think we were the only foreigners eating at that time. It’s low season. It was mostly a local place with families in tow probably celebrating something special.

ADDRESS:
No 530 81st Street, Mandalay, Myanmar

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Royal Yadanarbon Hotel in Mandalay

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IMG_4247I had to stay one night in Mandalay before I moved on to Bagan since I really did not want to travel at night solo. I booked Hotel Royal Yadanarbon Hotel because it was inexpensive for $20 a night and it was near the city. Also, it had fantastic reviews and I can see why. I actually wish I hadn’t booked another hotel on my return since this was way cheaper and it was really good value. I asked my friend who lived there about this and she didn’t really know where it was so I wasn’t sure if I should stay here but I took the risk anyway and booked it.

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Flying from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Mandalay

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IMG_4231So when I heard my friend was going on a holiday in Thailand sometime in April. I asked her when she was coming back to Myanmar and we decided to travel together. I got my ticket with Airasia which were on sale. I was telling my cousin about this trip because I know she really wants to go to Myanmar and I was asking her if she wanted to come. The first thing she asked me was what airline am I gonna take to fly there. I said Airasia and she was like you’re taking Airasia?!? They just had that crash in January so the memory of that news is still fresh.

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