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Avalon Waterways – Myanmar (Burma) – Reflections: “Isn’t This Amazing!?”

Avalon Waterway’s Avalon Myanmaron the Irrawaddy River Myo, my intrepid guide during my Avalon Waterway’s Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River cruise,  Myo, our kind, intelligent and insightful guideon the Avalon Myanmar river cruise repeatedly said during my 14 day Myanmar (Burma) experience: “Isn’t This Amazing?” My candid response always was, and now a few weeks later remains:

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Avalon Waterways – Myanmar – Part IX (The Ship: Avalon Myanmar)

Avalon Myanmar Avalon Waterways’ Myanmar (Burma) river cruise is, in my opinion, the best overall Irrawaddy River cruise product today.  There is no question, as the only river cruise that sails north of Mandalay, that its itinerary – especially if you are truly interested in seeing what Myanmar is truly like – is the strongest. 

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Avalon Waterways – Myanmar – Part VIII (Sagaing to Bagan)

With our journey on Avalon Waterways’ Avalon Myanmar shortly coming to an end, our Day 10 started with a beautiful sail into Sagaing with the hillside filled with pagodas and temples.  Sagaing, Myanmar Then it was a taxi truck ride up the mountain to the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda.  While it is kind of

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Avalon Waterways – Myanmar – Part VII (Mingun to Mandalay)

We awoke on Avalon Waterways’ Avalon Myanmar in Mingun, Myanmar after overnighting here.  The sun was a red fireball contrasting against the early morning quiet of the river.  I could not really capture its intensity in a photo, but it was memorable. Sunrise – Mingun, Myanmar Irrawaddy River Sunrise – Mingun, Myanmar And then things

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Avalon Waterways – Myanmar – Part VI (Kya Hnyat to Kyauk Myaung)

Today, Day 6 of my Avalon Waterways’ Avalon Myanmar river cruise, was focused mostly on understanding more about Buddhist ritual and religion.  Myo, Avalon Myanmar’s guide, is doing a masterful job of providing just enough information about Buddhism and artfully repeating concepts so that its importance in the cultures of Myanmar (not just the Burmese

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