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Old 02-07-2004, 08:36 AM
philip_coggan philip_coggan is offline
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Default Re: sounds great ;-)

I've done some research on in-country costs - it can be done for under $1,000 by staying in decent hotels that aren't actually 5-star - I think the 5-star hotel syndrome, plus the air-conditioned coaches, are the reason that luxury tours to Burma quote prices 3 times more than that!

After accommodation, the next big expense if travel - bus is cheap but takes up a lot of time, so air has attractions but costs $100 Yangon/Mandalay one-way.

The Yangon/Bagan/Mandalay circuit is indeed a bit obvious, but what else can you do in 7 to 8 days? And if you've never been to Burma before, you can hardly go home and tell everyone that you didn't see Bagan!

We may be able to have a very interesting guide with us - the Vice-Pres of the Myanmar Photographic Society, no less.

Anyone interested in joining this trek, please let me know. No commitment, just say if you're interested.

Cheers

Philip.
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