– The adventures of a solo round the world cyclist –

Day 521 (Myanmar Day 9)

It took me several hours to complete an online application form for my Indian visa. The trouble was the internet connection. I had decided to go to a fancy hotel to use their WIFI when I thought I’d just give it one more shot. It finally worked. My next task was to find the Air India office and inquire about sending a bicycle on one of their planes (the border between Myanmar and India is currently closed to overland travellers, so I have to fly over). I had found multiple addresses for the office on the internet, so my search took me along two streets in different parts of the city. I saw no sign of an Air India office anywhere. While enjoying a street meal for dinner I chatted to a man who told me where he thought the office is. I will head there tomorrow. While I only saw a small piece of Yangon today, I really liked what I saw. The old buildings have so much character. I think grungy is the best single word to describe them. I’ve never seen a place like Yangon before; so many influences coming together in an eclectic and attractive mess.

Day 521 (pic)

Sule Pagoda

Accommodation $ Guesthouse
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 14,162km

5 Responses to “Day 521 (Myanmar Day 9)”

  1. Roelof Gort

    Hello Mark. Where did you stay in Yangon. We met eachother last year at Bike World.

    Lots off succes, Roelof

    • Budgie Escapee

      Hi Roelof. This IS last year (my diary is one year behind). Before I moved to Bike World and met you guys I stayed downtown for a few days.

  2. The Year I Touched My Toes

    Ahhh ,so you are not doing this in real time. You had me fooled. Well I’m glad you didn’t kill yourself at any point of the trip as i thought you were pushing your body hard. I thought you had awfully good internet connections and were managing your time extremely well. Louise


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