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  • Admiring the view: Hpa An, Myanmar

      Our reason for visiting Mawlamyine was so we could take the scenic boat ride to the small town of Hpa An four hours north of the Thanlwin river. We had heard about the journey from friends we met in Vietnam who took the ride just two months previously so were suprised to learn that the […]

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  • Local trains and lots of cake: Mawlamyine, Myanmar

    Falooda, Myanmar, Mawlamyine, Myanmar tea, Breeze Guesthouse, Help Grandfathers and Grandmothers Restaurant, Cakes, Myanmar tea house

    Tea + cake + cycling = happiness  I had expressed an interest in getting the local train from Kyaiktiyo to Mawlamyine, as not only was it an eighth of the price but it would be an experience – and an experience it was. Not only did we pass some of the most fantastic scenery in the whole […]