Thursday, November 10, 2016

My notes on my Myanmar- Bagan and Inle lake

Travelled from Manila to Yangon (Singapore Airlines $200 roundtrip) then Yangon to Bagan. 
Bought an MPT sim card with 1G data. 7,000 kyat for the sim $3 for the load.
Took a Yangon airport taxi to bus station only 5000 kyat. Don't take the taxi drivers out side, they are over priced.
Yangon to Bagan by JJ express bus. 1x1x1 seater ($20.99)The bus ride was long but bearable. Comfortable seats and the bus had a toilet.  It was cold so bring a jacket and a bonnet. The bus company provided a blanket, snacks, water and a neck pillow.
- Bagan taxi to hotel 8T kyat to Shwe Na Di Guest House ( private room with bathroom $27) double occupancy. loved it. Breakfast was filling. 

2. In Bagan 
2nd day 
Pictures


1st day I went around Horse cart $20. 10 pagodas 
Lunch 4T kyat set meal of friend fish, chicken curry, mutton curry, pork curry vegetables. Watermelon
- beware i was dupped to buy a souvenir for  $20, oh well. 

Great breakfast at the hotel. Watermelon, plantain bananas,  coffee, toast with jam and samosas.
Lunch next door for 1000 kyat noodles soup, very good. Small serving perfect for me.
sunset river bike ride with Grashopper. The ride was moderately difficult for me because of the muddy roads. The guide was helpful very informative.

Had dinner with thai ladies on vacation. Salad and beer for 3T kyat.
Took the bus to inle. Hard to sleep.. 

Taking the bus to Inle Lake. Bus searing is 1x1x1. The best seating for long bus rides. 

3. INLE Lake.
3rd day checked inn at Sweet Inn at 430am. They let me check in early with no extra charge. Also they offered free breakfast. The breakfast opened 7am. I had the traditional breakfast sticky noodle soup. It was new to me, tasted good. This breakfast comes with a pot of coffee and fruits.

15000 or $13 solo for the inle river tour. Silver smith, market, monastery,  long neck women, burmese cat breeding propagation.
I couldn't really look at the long neck women because i have neck problems.. so looking at them makes my neck hurt.
























Friday, April 01, 2016

Back to the No-poo and No-soap

Im back to no-poo and no soap!
I did this as a challenge 2010 for 6 months and loved it. I was using baking soda and vinegar alternately. The result was softer hair, softer and clean feeling skin, no need to use lotions.

I stopped doing it after six months, and now 2016 I'm going to use apple cider vinegar for my hair and skin. I am hoping i can do this for a year.


Friday, January 01, 2016

Manila -Spain - Lisbon our itinerary including our budget May 2015


Spain and Lisbon Itinerary
April 30,2015- May 19,2015
Date Time
April 30,2015 7.30 am Arrive in Barcelona Airport
via Qatar Airways Flight:QR 137
10.15am Leave for Seville on board
Vueling Flight: VY2228
Terminal 1
11.50 am Arrive Seville, take  taxi to 
Pension Cordoba
www.pensioncordoba.com/en/
 (Euro 75 per night triple occupancy) 
May 3,2015 9.00 am Check Out
10.00am Go to Plazade Armas
Take Bus to Granada on board
 Alsa Bus (euro 31.98 per person)
1.00 pm Arrive Granada take taxi to
 Las Casita del Corralion
www.hotelsantaisabellareal.com
 (Euro 297 triple occupancy for 3 nights) 
Get Skip the line ticket to Alhambra
May 6,2015 7.00 am Check Out
Take Day Trip via Bus to
Cordoba
9.00 pm Take Alsa Bus to Lisbon
 (euro72.6 per person) 
On board Alsa Bus overnight bus
May 7,2015 6.30 am Arrive Lisbon Sete Rios
Take taxi to
Local Amigo Lisbon
email: local.amigo.lisboa@gmail.com
 (Euro 257.08 quad occupancy for 4 nights) 
May 11,2015 5.00 am Check Out , go to  Lisbon Airport
Terminal 2
7.00 am Leave for Madrid on board
Easy Jet flight: 7611
9.20 am Arrive in Madrid Terminal 1
Take taxi to
Madrid Smart Rental 
  (Euro 256 triple occupancy for 3 nights)  
May 14,2015 6.00am Check Out
8.20 am Leave for Barcelona 
Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Train# 03282
10.05 am Arrive Barcelona Sants
Check In: Apartment Balmes
  (Euro 577 triple occupancy for 5 nights)  
email: ap.balmes@gmail.com
May 19,2015 6..00 am Check Out
Leave for Manila,Philippines
from Barcelona Airport
via Qatar Airways
11.00AM Flight: QR138   

Turkey 3

Arrived Pamukale at 430am. Artemis Hotel had a great FREE service of picking up tourist at the bus stop and allowing us to wait and stay in their hotel lobby waiting for our hotels to open for check in. Their breakfast cost 10TL
Check in at Melrose House Hote l
PamukMahallesi,ValiVekfiErtürk, Denizli, 20280
Cad. No:8, Pamukkale
Property Information: +90 258 272 22 50


September 14
Leave for Selcuk (Ephesus)Bus leave 730pm
Arrive Selcuk 11pm
Or There are every 2 hours buse s from bodrum to Se lcuk or kusadasi via Aydin.
Check in at Tuncay Pension
IsabeyMah. Sehitpolis Metin Tavaslıoglu Cad No:13, 35920 Selcuk, Turkey (Ephesus)
Whole day tour in Ephesus
1. Ephesus Museum
2.
September 15
Leave for Istanbul
930 pm from Kusadasi / Selcuk otogar
September 16

arrive 8am istanbul

Turkey trip 2

Day 2
September 10 
Arrive Goreme and stayed in Emre's stone hotel
love the hotel its value for money!
Tour van