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    Shan State Weekender

    Had a long weekend so decided to get away from Mandalay for a weekend in the hills. Spent nearly all of the time hiking or mountain biking.
    Day 1 was an easy ride around the Eastern mountains of Inle Lake






    Day 2 was a hike around the village surrounding the main tourist town- very easy but it was super hot




    Day 3- I decided to cycle up the Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State- it was mostly uphill and a really struggle at times. The views made up for it. A 70 km round trip.






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    Very nice, cheers.

    The more I see, the more I wanna book a single ticket from Bkk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Had a long weekend so decided to get away from Mandalay for a weekend in the hills. Spent nearly all of the time hiking or mountain biking.
    Day 1 was an easy ride around the Eastern mountains of Inle Lake

    Day 2 was a hike around the village surrounding the main tourist town- very easy but it was super hot

    Day 3- I decided to cycle up the Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State- it was mostly uphill and a really struggle at times. The views made up for it. A 70 km round trip.
    Well done. Looks great. You have bags of energy. Much more than me anyway.

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    Damn right. I'd need at least a 650cc engine attached to the bike to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Very nice, cheers.

    The more I see, the more I wanna book a single ticket from Bkk.
    Im thinking the same only been to myanmar the once (yangon only) but it certainly piqued my interest. Lao airlines have been threatening to fly direct to yangon vte but so far they havent got the shit together. Bring it on

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    Thanks, one place I've always wanted to visit, though never got around to it yet.

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    Looks good, Mandy! Sounds like an active weekend you had!

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    ...so, not one 7-11 then...

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    I love traveling in and around Myanmar, The last place u can really get out and away from tourists left in SE aisa.

    If ur thinking about going, do it soon...

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    Heading back soon now as they have direct Phuket-Yangon flights

    OP; put ur bike on a bus and head to Mindat in the chin state>> fantastic for mtn bikers
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    Mandy, I have to say that you must be seriously mad to even consider cycling in that heat up the switchback road to Taunggyi.....


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