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Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:13 am
by Fa Canal
spitthedog wrote:PS, with regards to heading west overland, how easy is China > Tibet > Nepal > India.

Do you need to be lumped with a guide for Tibet?
HAVENT EVEN BOTHERED TO LOOK FOR A GOOD DECADE BACK WHEN I LOOKED IT WAS TOO MUCH NONSENSE AND COST TOO MUCH SO WROTE TIBET PERMANENTLY OFF MY RADAR,

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:42 am
by Fa Canal
my most likely doable route would be get visas in bangkok then head to mae sot border crossing from where i have been told and read online one can go forward to the major myanmar cities and then from there presumably to the indian border crossing also would be carrying enough cash to get through without having to use atms,but for me this route would be seeing more of myanmar than i would want, have been previously and left after about a week due to not liking the reception, was longtime ago now
other time i went that way it was flying to bangkok to nepal before it was struck by the destructive earth quake, still dont think nepal would be ok even now due to cultural destruction by NGOs

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 am
by spitthedog
A couple of sites seem to state that you can cross into Myanmar at the Mae Sot, Ranong, and Mae Sai borders with a Myanmar e-visa.

''Myanmar's simple e-visa system is valid for travel through the Thai-Myanmar border points of Mae Sai/Tachileik, Mae Sot/Myawaddy and Ranong/Kawthaung ...''
https://www.vivutravel.com/myanmar-trav ... to-myanmar

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:31 am
by over the rainbow
the official site,

https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/visafees.aspx

everytime i applied had my visa approved email within 24-36 hours $50

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:00 pm
by Fa Canal
spitthedog wrote:A couple of sites seem to state that you can cross into Myanmar at the Mae Sot, Ranong, and Mae Sai borders with a Myanmar e-visa.

''Myanmar's simple e-visa system is valid for travel through the Thai-Myanmar border points of Mae Sai/Tachileik, Mae Sot/Myawaddy and Ranong/Kawthaung ...''
https://www.vivutravel.com/myanmar-trav ... to-myanmar
check that you can actually go onward from those other points and not just have to go back to thailand. dont know the current situation

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:08 pm
by over the rainbow
Fa Canal wrote:
spitthedog wrote:A couple of sites seem to state that you can cross into Myanmar at the Mae Sot, Ranong, and Mae Sai borders with a Myanmar e-visa.

''Myanmar's simple e-visa system is valid for travel through the Thai-Myanmar border points of Mae Sai/Tachileik, Mae Sot/Myawaddy and Ranong/Kawthaung ...''
https://www.vivutravel.com/myanmar-trav ... to-myanmar
check that you can actually go onward from those other points and not just have to go back to thailand. dont know the current situation
entry at these 3 borders with a valid Evsa allows you travel anywhere currently open in Myanmar and exit at any open border (or by air)
you can exit at Phunaron/Htee Kee (east of Dawei and west of Kanchanaburi ) as well, BUT not enter Myanmar there with an evisa, but need a visa issued from the embassy.

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:15 pm
by horace
What months are considered the best n worst for visiting Myanmar? I gather the monsoon is pretty full on until the end of October and if one were to wait until then , then one would be crossing into NE India at the start of winter! Any idea on how cold it can get in those parts, I looked online but all I found was info for Kolkata ? Trying to work out the best time of year to do both Burma n NE India. I am a cyclist and it doesn't have to happen this year. Actually I am still planning on flying to Bangalore and spending six months in the south and then returning to BBK where I believe I must wait at least two months before applying for a new India visa.

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 pm
by Fa Canal
i have decide i am not going and so will let you discover the misrepresentations and half truths, economical with the truths that await you all by your self

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 pm
by horace
Fa Canal wrote:i have decide i am not going and so will let you discover the misrepresentations and half truths, economical with the truths that await you all by your self
You sound very bitter n twisted just like most of the Thai expats I have met. My question was about climate of which only Trump is capable of misrepresentation and being economical with truths.
I gather Burma is like India , you either love it or hate it.

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:04 pm
by Fa Canal
horace wrote:
Fa Canal wrote:i have decide i am not going and so will let you discover the misrepresentations and half truths, economical with the truths that await you all by your self
You sound very bitter n twisted just like most of the Thai expats I have met. My question was about climate of which only Trump is capable of misrepresentation and being economical with truths.
I gather Burma is like India , you either love it or hate it.
whatever floats your boat. as mentioned already i am outta this thread

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:48 am
by over the rainbow
horace wrote:
Fa Canal wrote:i have decide i am not going and so will let you discover the misrepresentations and half truths, economical with the truths that await you all by your self
You sound very bitter n twisted just like most of the Thai expats I have met. My question was about climate of which only Trump is capable of misrepresentation and being economical with truths.
I gather Burma is like India , you either love it or hate it.
Personally i love both countries, having traveled extensively in India by bicycle and Myanmar by all means :cheers2:
Best time for Burma is same as best time, ( weather wise ) for thailand Mid nov- mid apirl
India;;;;;; hot all year round, if ur going to cycle alot of india ur going to hit rainy weather somewhere, all u can do is start early morning and be ready to stop by noon or so. Of course if ur heading to Ladhak, u want be up there april- Sept to avoid the road closures cause of snow
Did u know u can now easily cycle the Annapurna circuit in Nepal?

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:39 pm
by horace
No , I didn't know about the circuit aomething else to look into, cheers

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:11 pm
by kinard
over the rainbow wrote:Did u know u can now easily cycle the Annapurna circuit in Nepal?
Ha, saw this 30 years ago and quite bizarre seeing mountain bikes on the Thorong La pass at 17,700ft
Phuket Richard had also done a cycle trek up there around the same time.

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:20 pm
by horace
Up to date info on visa. If you want to do this route from Thailand to Burma and then India you will need to have a visa in your passport not an evisa. The Indian embassy in Bangkok is no longer issuing visa to non Thais unless they have work permits or residency, which is the same as the embassies in KL, Jakarta and Singapore, not sure about Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam. Can only get an evisa for 60 days which is not issued at any land border with India.
Back to Indonesia I go and the cheapest flight I can find to south America.

Re: India and Myanmar entry-exit points opened

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:43 pm
by Fa Canal
if i recall correctly emirates or jetstar to auckland then the south american airline ( forget the name ) to santiago chile.
quantas also goes to brazil i think but not cheap airline
most ppl need an onwards flight out of south america in order to arrive