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We arrived in Mandalay at around 7:40 am after “sleeping” on the night train, then walked to our guest house.
A C C O M M O D A T I O N
We stayed at the Nylon Hotel, which I highly recommend. The staff is incredibly helpful and can help you book taxis, tickets, and transportation to your next destination. The rooms were clean and much nicer than I had anticipated. There were also Western toilets and a clean (warm) shower! Mind you, I’m traveling with my mother this round, so we aren’t on a strict backpacker budget. This hotel is about SGD $30 per night – pretty expensive for our liking.
T H E C I T Y
Mandalay is a huge grid layout city. It’s relatively easy to navigate (we used the app Maps.Me for wifi-less directions).
We spent the first day wandering around Mandalay. We…
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