Myanmar is on my top list of countries to visit this 2015. I got a one way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon via AirAsia for $76. I landed in Yangon on January 20, 2015. Finally! It was like a dream came true to me. 🙂
Yangon’s airport is tiny. The immigration was fast. I got my bag right away. There’s money changer right before the exit and there is a booth for airport taxi which me and my friend took. It cost $8 or 8,000 Ks to town. The traffic was bad and it took us at least 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the hostel Rivers Youth Hostel.
The check in time is not until 3PM so that sucks because the bed wasn’t available yet. We went to find a place to eat and saw this AJisai Japanese Noodle restaurant. I just asked for their best item on the menu and he gave me these. They were so good!
We went back to the hostel around 12 noon I think and the lady receptionist asked the cleaner to make our bed because I was falling asleep in the lobby. It was nice that I got a place to rest.
We woke up around 4AM the next day to go to Shwe Dagon Pagoda. It was at least an hour walk from the hostel. The entrance fee was 8,000 Ks which includes map that I never used. It was beautiful there but I think the entrance fee was too expensive.
We then went to Kandawgyi Lake nearby and surprise…there is an entrance fee of 2,000 Ks. Just right after the entrance is this beautiful restaurant where we had breakfast before a nice walk to the lake.
As I enjoy the beautiful lake, a foreign man passed by with his adorable dog and of course I just had to have picture with him, the dog!
A long walk and I’m glad that there is an exit on the other end so I didn’t have to go back.
That’s all I saw in Yangon. We went back to the hostel and booked a night bus to Bagan the next day. Unfortunately, first class bus was fully booked so we had to take a regular bus for 11,000 Ks.
Yangon is just another city for me which I am not fond of so I thought a day was enough.