Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Brunei surprised me. It wasn’t as expensive as I initially thought it would. Though my taxi from the airport was expensive, my expenses in Bandar Seri Begawan was kept at a minimum. You can live in Brunei for BND$20 a day: $10 for a night’s stay at Pusat Belia, $3 for breakfast, lunch and dinner and $4 for bus rides all around the city. None of the places we visited had any admission fees.
Myanmar can both be expensive and cheap. In restaurants catering to tourists (usually ones that appear in the guidebooks), you can expect to shell out an average of MMK 2,000 per meal. If you’re adventurous and eat in the streets though, you can get noodles as cheap as MMK 500. A liter of purified water usually go for MMK 300 per bottle. Taxi rides within Yangon can go for MMK 1,500, depending on the driver, the distance and your bargaining skills.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Into the unknown, originally uploaded by nina_theevilone. Well, not really. Myanmar or Burma is not as popular a tourist destination as its next door neighbors China and Thailand, but it remains a favorite amongst travelers who has visited the country. Burma is the last country in the ASEAN that I have yet to visit, but that's to change in a…read more