I was quite worried about going to Myanmar. Before pass the border I knew that everything will be different from Thailand. Because, an old thai woman said to me : ” Myanmar is dangerous ! Don’t go there! They will decapitate your head ” . I didn’t believe it on her. But after a couple of days in the country. I felt that people are very polite and kind .
Roads are good , very well paved. But, still under construction and are really dusty!
My journeys ( even I was alone ) were AMAZING! I never bought food or water .Some people offered to me in the temple or just offer to me a meal in the restaurant! I will never forget the kindness of Burmas!
The first encounter in the small village in Kawkareik was really nice, i stayed in a small guest house with a bucket shower , standard Myanmar toliet and… Well when i went out to visit this town those kids showed all the best part of their village! I was really impressed how they were open to me! They really full fill my heart!
I liked almost everything in Myanmar except the bad manner to bite tabacco , and the plastic trash left everywhere . They are not educated to the use of plastic bag, that’s why they have this situation ….
RIDE IN THE EARLY MORNING!
Ride in February, under 37 degree was real nightmare. I couldn’t ride between 11 am to 3 pm. The sun were too strong i almost faint a couple of times. So i decided to take a long breaks during the afternoon.
Ride between 6:00 am to 11:00 am were really helpful , a nice soft breeze made the air really fresh! But , I always felt hard wake up at 5:30 am! Couple of times, i even slept in the guest house ( because i needed it some comforts)
I become lazy and every morning wake up early was a real challenge ! Without effort in the morning i suffered a lot during the day, since i had to catch Sori on time i dind’t have any chances to 1 day rest . (Sori was in korea for a while. because of work in Olympic. )
I had to ride Minimum 50 / 70 km every day ! Road were really boring and only the people long the way made my journeys enjoyable!
Myanmar Part 1 : 16,Feb.2018 ~ 20,Feb (Travelling Expenses: Naoki doesn’t count 🙁 )
- Route: Maesot (only Naoki)▶ Bago = Around
- Weather: Hotter / Sunny
- Camping: Stayed a night in Temple (It’s not easy)
- Accommodation: Hostel a night ( 20$~30$)
- Warm-Shower: –
- Food: Fried rice. Not really good food 🙁
- Supermarket: small marker and small supermarket
- Exchange Rate: 1$ = 1200 Chat (Feb,2017)
- Sim Card: 9,500 Chat =4GB
- Languages: 70% people can Speak English. “Hello” = (Mingle raba ) “Thank you” = (geju ddibadi)
- Road Condition: Bad and under work
- Driver manner: Kind and not many cars