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Old 12-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #16
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Great photos, looking forward to more, thanks.

My wife and I just returned from a two week tour (non motorcycle) of Myanmar. Beautiful country and people. Go there before it becomes awash with tourists.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
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I think my photo are too big for Advrider screen, i have resized them and post on FB and then link to here, on FB photos look ok but here really too big. So i think i will resize all the photos make it smaller and upload to photo server and link to here again that may take sometime but will do it when have time. But for now have to go to bed, Thailand time now is midnight.

Good night and will come back with more photos ASAP.
Thank you for your consideration in downsizing the images!

In my view (literally), 800 x 600 px is big enough. Much larger, and . . . text streams beyond the viewable window of my computer screen.

Excellent ride report!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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We left Kyatiyo around 2pm and heading to the capital city Naypyidaw. Again on the foul road cut through rice farm and villages, we stopped for photo couple time and found that they still use ox cart here even have a special lane for ox cart along the road.




When we arrived near Naypyidaw we found other unexpected amazingly experience again. From the bad asphalt condition narrow road suddenly like a magic the road changed to concrete 8 lane with nice light pole, also the small wood house were gone only a big building, hotel and department store just rise uo in the middle of Myanmar. Amazing!!!

We had lost the way to the hotel by riding around the capital city we gained 30 km in only 3 intersection, this city was so damn huge.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #19
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In the morning we woke up and ride out to see that this city is real, we found out that only tourist (mostly Thai) and workers for making hotel or other big building were in this city.


My KTM in front of very huge parliament of Naypyidaw.

Our's bikes parking in front of Uppatasanti Pagoda.



Our team in front of Uppatasanti Pagoda.


Take a nap in front of parliament.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #20
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From Naypyidaw we ride to Bagan and arrived just in time for the sea of pagodas in sunset.






When others members spent their time rest in the hotel, i thought it's could be nice to ride out and have some night shot of Bagan.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #21
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...this is great news for us RTW riders...hopefully it opens up more so no more flights from nepal to Thailand...just riding
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #22
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Still have more photos from the rest of the trip but have to go to work now. See you guys later.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:21 PM   #23
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Great pics
Some friends recently visited Myanmar and they were raving about the place.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:47 AM   #24
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Hi Ajake, Was it correct that to ride in Myanmar you are required to hire police escort throughout your ride, and the route is determined by the tourism board. My group will be doing similar ride in 3 weeks time.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #25
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Hi Ajake, Was it correct that to ride in Myanmar you are required to hire police escort throughout your ride, and the route is determined by the tourism board. My group will be doing similar ride in 3 weeks time.
Yes i afraid so, they not allowed us to ride up north also recommends route that after we agreed we have to stick with that and everywhere we went we had to have the guy from Ministry of Hotel & Tourism with us, on the first and second day we had police escorting us everywhere but after that we tried overtake and ignore them, they still have other polices with walkie-talkie at every villages, intersection, waiting for us and we have to stop at check point and wait for the guy from Ministry of Hotel & Tourism to show the license paper.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #26
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Very nice report.
Thank you very much.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #27
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Great report and pics. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the rest of the report.

Will be riding with ihosc to Burma. Will be going in on 7 Jan. I would like to find out how a street bike would do on these terrain. We will be having 3 street bikes in our group.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #28
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I am hoping to do Myanmar into India next fall. I loved the pictures and the information. THANKS and keep posting!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #29
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Early morning up on the pagoda view of Bagan.






Sun was shining and here come the sea of pagodas.


Heike took my photo riding in Bagan, amazing experience, there was something in the air.


Riding in Bagan was an amazing experience for us all but we still have hundred kilometres to go.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #30
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From Bagan we travelled to Pyay and spent one night there the city have nothing special except the internet that can really use, we even log in to FB and can post some photos that was amazing because other places we went internet wasn't work at all, from Pyay we continued to Bago and here after dinner i ride around for some photos.
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