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Old 01-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #16
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Oh wow. I just read that link you posted.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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I am naive to that part of the world, but why are you being required to get permission from the government for your route, and a police escort, for a dozen people to take a ride?

And why are they charging U.S. Dollars - and more for foreigners?

This doesn't sound like a very safe place to bother going to?

Myanmar has been a closed country for quite some time. Its only recently that they started opening up. Many places are still out of bound for foreigners.
US currency is used for exchange. The notes have to be without any folds or marks. They are also accepted as payment in some places as its easier to handle. 1 US dollar is around 700 to 800 of their currency.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #18
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Bikes parked at the hotel.



Having a feast. Roasted suckling pig.



Prawns.



Hor Fun



Squid



Duck feet.



The meat of the suckling pig is fried after the crispy skin is consumed.



Walking around the streets after dinner.



Street fare.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #19
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This is going to be great..........
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #20
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You had me at "fried piggy".....

Thanks for clarifying my questions - it's strange to me that I'm so oblivious to Myanmar - I try to learn about other places so much, and it's a weird relization that I know nothing about it.

This is why I LOVE reading these ride reports though. You learn about the REAL country, not the nonsense on the "news" or from politicians. Just look at that food! That's one example right there - you read that wiki link, you would never think the food could be good.....

I can't wait to read about it, and to see more pictures!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #21
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Interesting. First time I see pig on a plate.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #22
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Interesting. First time I see pig on a plate.
Its a suckling pig. A very popular dish in this region.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:17 PM   #24
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Oh! What a day it was.

Got up in the morning and felt fresh after a shower. We went out for breakfast at a nearby coffee shop. Had a nice one. Not fantastic but good.




I got my ride stickers and put them on my bike.




We were supposed to check out at 12 and head for the train station. but at 11 am we were told that the arriage for the bikes had some problems. We didn't have the luxury of staying another night as we had to be at the border on the 7th. So we had to ride all the way to the border. We took off at 12 30 pm.



Ater about a 100 km we stopped fo a sumptuous lunch.



While waiting for lunch to be served, we planned the route ahead. Then we had our lunch.









Outside the restaurant we found a guy selling these monster prawns.




We had a long ride and at about 7 pm we stopped for a simple dinner.



We reached our destination for rest at about 10 pm. We clocked 793 km today. After a refreshing shower, we headed out for some night snacks and some beer and discussed our plans for tomorrow.







Its 1 30 am. I need to get some sleep. Moving off at 7 am tomorrow.

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:27 AM   #25
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Hotel?

Please post names of all moto friendly hotels and pictures of rooms. I have been to Myanmar three times and heading back again this July. It is changing very fast. Stay safe!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:50 AM   #26
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Enjoy! I'll be watching this RR for sure.

I was in Burma in 2004/05 and have been hoping to get back there since. Living in the wrong hemisphere for the time being but would love to get back before it changes too much. I think you guys are catching the country at a very unique time.

Stay safe and have a blast! I'm looking forward to the photos.

All the best,

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #27
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Please post names of all moto friendly hotels and pictures of rooms. I have been to Myanmar three times and heading back again this July. It is changing very fast. Stay safe!
All the hotels are pretty much arranged by the agency. We had to go through them in order to ride in there.Will post pics of the hotels we stayed.
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Enjoy! I'll be watching this RR for sure.

I was in Burma in 2004/05 and have been hoping to get back there since. Living in the wrong hemisphere for the time being but would love to get back before it changes too much. I think you guys are catching the country at a very unique time.

Stay safe and have a blast! I'm looking forward to the photos.

All the best,

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #29
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We started the day at 7 am. We had about 700 km to do today. After riding for about 50 km we stopped for a very simple breakfast.













Although it was a trunk road, the traffic was very light.








We stopped for lunch around 1 pm. We had fast food this time round.









The grand finale of the 700 km ride was 66 km of twisties up and down the hills. We got to the hotel around 4 pm and Ivan and Cherie were there to welcome us.






After a shower we regrouped at 6 pm for dinner. Cherie had been in town for day and had checked out where the good food was. So off we went to feed our voracious appetite. And there was plenty of food.















































Tomorrow we will go into the Burma, an unfamiliar terrain for all of us. All of us are really looking forward to it. So far all these have just been a prologue to the ride. The real adventure begins tomorrow.
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Really enjoying this Movable Feast
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