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Tips to travellers visiting Myanmar/Burma

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I know some people will disagree with me but after travelling for a couple of weeks in Burma - which I loved by the way - these are some tips I would give to travellers. Apparently, cards are becoming increasingly accepted now though, FYI. I wrote a full guide at

1. Bring enough cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
2. Bring only fresh, unspoiled US$ bills...or you risk ending up with useless cash.
3. Airports generally tend to have the best exchange rates...surprisingly.
4. Travel by air where possible. Rough land transport conditions.
5. Myanmar is very dusty so be prepared to have a load of dirt at the back of your throat
6. Plan and book travel & accommodation in advance. We used
7. Mandalay is way overratedf (as opposed to other places in Myanmar, and that's my opinion).
8. If I knew better, Inle Lake would be my last stop and I would spend at least 2 nights there.
9. Invest in a backpack and a Lonely Planet.
10. Bring warm clothes as it gets cold at night, especially Kyaiktiyo and Inle Lake.

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