Today was a day for some intense search on obscure details we can find and blogs of travelers who have passed thro Myanmar.
It’s 100 days on the road today and I have come to enjoy the vagabond lifestyle and trying to plan ahead feels like an alien concept. Though, it needs to be done and we scoured the Internet for as much info we can find. A lot of reading, false leads, different stories and experiences greet us and there is very few sites available for us to piece together a reasonably coherent tale on where we can go / what we might encounter.
One thing seems to stand out, there are many places (not sure where) that are out of bounds for travelers and people are very helpful and friendly. That’s a good place to start.
We have decided that entering the country thro Tachilek might not work out as the border is open but about 100 km inland the check points would turn us back. We got the first hand experience from a couple of cyclists we met in Laos. The option we have that seems to allow us to ride thro is entering thro Mae Sot / Myawaddy. Tourism transparency provides some details on accessible zones, but it isn’t clear on how updated the data is and what is possible in the green / red zones. The only way to find out is to ride in.
In the worst case, we might have to take a bus across some regions, probably with a local guide, but once in the green zones, we should have reasonably free access for cycling.
I am motivated to provide clear & concise details on my travel so it might be useful for someone else contemplating the routes too.
After spending the entire day indoors and glued to high speed Internet, we made some dinner and knocked off! Staying with Nuch feels like staying at home!
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Time in saddle: 0:00 hrs
Expenses: Sg$ 3.46
Comments: Getting details about cycling in Myanmar is like finding a needle in a hay stack.