This post is part of a series on my 16-day Mainland South East Asian trip with college buddies across Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
I have been looking forward to a trip with my college best friends since we graduated in 2005. Hence I was so elated when two of them were able to join me. It was like college once again, minus the Departmental Exams. 🙂
It’s been a year since this trip at hindi pa rin ako tapos i-blog. Ako na ang super bagal, toinks. 🙂
Hello ulit Bangkok!
From my epic sleeper train journey to and fro Laos, i went straight to the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok for my visa application.
Matapos ang ilang oras, nagbukas din. Fill up form, bayad, then hintay. Sa tamang oras, ni release angvisa ko. Yay!
Next ay papuntang DMK Airport, where my Air Asia flight to Yangon will depart. Took a cab and paid 100 baht.
Departed on time, smooth journey and arrived on time as well, we landed at Yangon International Airport.
It was almost dark when we arrived, I had my first meal in Yangon prior to calling it a night.
The prior night I was in a sleeper train, this night I had twin beds all to my self, hehehe.
Good Morning Yangon!
After lumafang, let’s do our DIY walking tour
I followed the instructions and map on how to take a bus (#204) going to city center and how to go to Shwedagon Pagoda.
And I did it! Wore a longyi over my shorts to cover my legs. Entrance fee USD 5, with free wifi. 🙂
After mag-ikot ng bongga, pahinga ng konti then proceeded for my DIY Downtown walking tour.
Parang History book sa totoong buhay Ate Charo.
Andami paring Colonial period buildings and they were a sight to behold. Nangawit batok ko kakatingala habang naglalakad, hehehe.
I walked and walked and before I knew it, nakauwi na pala ako, hehe. I rested and then went downstairs for dinner.
I definitely had a good night’s sleep. Woke up early and fresh the next day. 🙂
After breakfast, i headed for my walking tour until i reach the railway station.
There are trains going all the way to Mandalay & Bagan but i didn’t have enough time. It was my last day and have to fly back to Bangkok in the afternoon, so the 3-hour Yangon circle trip was the most i could do.
Compared to the day long walking i did the previous day, it was a treat to sit back and relax while sightseeing Yangon. The views changed along the way – to city views, paddy fields, residence areas, village markets, local people boarding on and off, and so on.
When i got off, i walked backed to the hostel and chanced to pass by St. Mary’s Cathedral. I wasn’t able to see it the previous day. It’s pink and lovely.
I had my late lunch when I arrived in the hostel, prepped my bag and waited for the free shuttle to the airport.
Passed the time while roaming around the souvenir shops until it was boarding time.
Departed RGN & arrived BKK on time, got out of DMK airport and took the shuttle bus + BTS to Nasa Vegas Hotel. I was contemplating if i would still go out but then after a warm shower my brain decided to call it a night. Tomorrow, my BFFs McDo & Juds will arrive to join the rest of the trip, woot! 🙂
Up next, Bangkok with the Mons!