This post covers our experience cycling across Myanmar in February. Our route took us from the India-Mynamar land border (Moreh-Tamu) and east through Bagan, Inle, Yangon and Hpa-An to Mae Sot, Thailand.
After a second round of cycling in India, Myanmar was a relaxed and extremely welcoming country. The standard 28-day visa meant we had to crack the whip to make it across the country in time. The roads are pretty steep in parts and at this time of year the humidity is extremely high. It is technically illegal to wild camp or for locals to host foreigners, however these laws are far more relaxed and so it is possible. We had no trouble camping (in secluded spots) and most monasteries will welcome you in with open arms. Beer is available EVERYWHERE and the fresh salads served are delicious (tea leaf being a favourite). The phrase “tha ta lo” (no life) comes in handy if you’re vegetarian.