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post #16 of 39
I have exactly three Burmese friends - hardly a huge representative sample admittedly, but all of them refer to themselves as Burmese and their country as Burma.
post #17 of 39
My folks have now taken several riverboat cruises with Pandaw cruises: http://www.pandaw.com/myanmar-c-22.html And they have loved them all. And my folks are NOT AT ALL the type who would EVER consider a normal cruise - they are quite the culture snobs, and have been all over the world. They swear by Pandaw. It's not going to be the same as staying in a city and seeing all the sights, but it would be a pretty intimate way to experience the back country.
post #18 of 39
You can get a boat over from Ranong port on the west coast of Thailand too for about a dollar. Myanmar immigration (a hut on a rocky outcrop) cost another $5 though. Only spent an afternoon there but c/would go back and this thread is becoming a gem - carry on and thank you kind knowlegeable poasters...
post #19 of 39
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the wife just forwarded me this link for a boat cruise. I'm still looking over it...
post #20 of 39
here we go:
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We all stayed at Inya Lake hotel in Rangoon, it's really nice but not in the centre remember. I know of people who stayed in Park Royal and enjoyed it. Depends on the budget too. In Bagan, try this one Myanmar Treasure Resort. Stayed there this past December and was very nice - the other one we stayed is apparently no longer very nice
post #21 of 39
I got really excited when I spotted this thread...myself being Burmese I thought it would be a thread where other Burmese SFers would be able to talk about how there hardly any of us around and how sad it is that a lot of people have not even heard of the country (at least on my end). But I'll take what I can get!

I really want to visit Burma...my parents all the way to my extremely white-washed cousins have been, and go every 1-2 years. I hear nothing but good things.

Slightly off topic, are there any other Burmese SFers? Being a fashion forum it would be nice to know that other Burmese people know how to dress, being that 99% of the Burmese I know dress like thugs. Ha.
post #22 of 39
have you ever been?
post #23 of 39
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update: looks like the wife is leaning on the orient express boat cruise I linked above. but before all this I'm booked to go to hong kong next month and the united states in 3 months I think so I'm still procrastinating on this.
post #24 of 39
Boat tour in Burma?
post #25 of 39
Thread Starter 
^ no, that was matt's last trip.
post #26 of 39
so a small kid comes running up to the fence at the Killing Fields in Cambodia two weeks ago, beggar kid, asking tourists for money....looks at me....yells: "you are not tall...but you are big....like RAMBO!"
post #27 of 39
acidboy: Did you ever go to Burma? I'd be interested in hearing your feedback. I'm itching to go early next year -- my mom grew up there and a guy I met on my trip to Sri Lanka who travels all over the world scouting locales for Hollywood movies unequivocally recommended Burma as THE place to visit in SE Asia.
post #28 of 39
I crossed the Thai-Burma border illegally to meet some ethnic Karen folks over a decade ago. I'd like to see more of the country.
post #29 of 39
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
acidboy: Did you ever go to Burma? I'd be interested in hearing your feedback. I'm itching to go early next year -- my mom grew up there and a guy I met on my trip to Sri Lanka who travels all over the world scouting locales for Hollywood movies unequivocally recommended Burma as THE place to visit in SE Asia.

no I didn't, but its still a place I'd love to go to. my mother in law was sick and eventually died last year, and this year we're planning to build a house so the myanmar military despots have to wait.
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