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Trip Report Holiday in Cambodia - plus Myanmar for a wedding.

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We leave tomorrow morning, and after about 15 hours (door to door) we should be in Yangon. Fingers crossed that we make a tight connection (1 hr 55 m) in Singapore. I reckon if you have to have a tight connection, Changi is your airport.

We are a 50 something Aussie couple, third time to Myanmar for me, second for DH.
The initial holiday plan was 3 weeks in Cambodia. Then we were invited to a wedding in Mandalay, and we just couldn't pass up that opportunity. So holiday was extended a bit, and we're still going to Cambodia (for the second time, but with some new to us destinations).

We fly with Scoot, it's a budget carrier owned by Singapore Airlines. It services our local Gold Coast airport, which saves about an hour of "to airport" travel time. We've flown with Scoot several times before and have had a reasonably good experience, (hope they've fixed the video streaming issues).
I purchased Scootbiz (more like PE on a full service airline) because it gives us priority boarding and (more importantly) de boarding in SIN, plus 15 kg of carry on luggage.

I also get a window seat, so if it's a clear day I get to see the amazing Australian landscape unfolding below for about 4 hours. We live just about at the halfway point of the east coast of Australia, it's a huge country.

Our second flight is on another budget airline (Jetstar Asia) so we'll need to clear immigration, check in, check one bag and clear security and immigration again.
If you have a travel God, could you please put in a word to him or her for me ?

In Yangon we are staying 2 nights at Garden Home B & B. It's a a small boutique hotel near Kandawgi Lake, and within walking distance to Shwedagon Pagoda. I have lots of ideas for this all too brief time in Yangon, will report later on what actually happens.

We have 6 more nights in Myanmar, split between Mandalay for the wedding and Hsipaw. Then we're off to Cambodia, starting in Siem Reap for 5 nights at 7 Candles guesthouse, 3 nights in Battambang, 3 nights in Kampot, 1 in Kep, and finishing with 4 in Phnom Penh.

Our two dogs know something is up.
I'll miss them, and I'll miss cooking, but that's about all I'll miss....
To be continued.

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