Since only a handful of Filipino travelers have explored Myanmar, we doubly searched how we will navigate from Yangon to Bagan by land. I read a few blogs and also consulted several friends who have already been there to get the right directions.
We reserved our bus tickets at one of the booking agencies located in Aung San Stadium which was in front of Yangon Railway Station. We checked several shops to compare prices and found that their average price was at MMK 15500 or an estimate of PHP 550. The bus was air-conditioned and provided a bottle of water. For an 8-hour ride at that cheap fare, it wasn’t so bad.
We were asked by our new friend, Hla Minn, to be at their booth exactly at 4 PM. A shuttle will pick us up from there which then will transport us to the bus terminal located about an hour from town. We were scheduled to leave for Bagan at 7 PM that night.
Vendors were abuzz in the area selling different stuff form breads to local handicrafts, to thirst quenchers to what we have been eyeing to buy for a while then – longyi.