I spent a week trying to put this trip together by myself (as I have done oh so many times before) but this time the transportation was just not working out easily so I contacted four local agencies recommended by Trip Advisor with details of my plan. Myanmar Delight replied with the most clear understanding of my ideas and I have been very pleased working with them throughout. They arranged a private car and driver, accommodations, and a sightseeing plan.
I arrived in Yangon airport on time and passed through formalities very easily and there they were, my friend Merlyn and our driver ready to take off for our first outings in Myanmar.
Today’s program (after picking me up at the airport): “Drive to visit the downtown area with colonial style buildings. Have a look at Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandhuhla Park and City Hall, the visit Chauk Htet Gyi reclining Buddha and in the evening visit the Great Shwedagon Pagoda. Transfer to Mother Land Inn (2) to overnight in Yangon.”
I’m going to write in the program for each day and you’ll see the variations as we go along.
Mother Land Inn (Two) was a comfortable, clean, pleasant accommodation in the guesthouse/backpacker tradition. It’s on a very busy and rather unfavorable street but that didn’t matter for us since we were in late and out early.