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I'm Thiha from Myanmar who aspires to travel around the world and learn as much as possible. I share my travel stories here supported by beautiful photos, videos and more. I love travelling to enquire, to hear local stories, to enjoy the nature and of-cause to have fun.




နေ့စဉ် ပြည်တွင်းပြည်ပ ခရီးသွားသတင်းထူးများအပါအဝင် ခရီးစဉ်လည်ပတ်စရာများအကြောင်းတွေ နဲ့ ဒေသန္တရ ဗဟုသုတအစုံအလင် သိရှိနိုင်ဖို့ အပတ်စဉ်သတင်းလွှာ လေးကို ခုပဲ ရယူလိုက်ပါ။ စာရင်းသွင်းသူများအတွက် ကျွန်တော့်ရဲ့ ပထမဆုံး ပုံနှိပ်စာအုပ် "၁၇" ကဗျာနဲ့ဝတ္ထုတိုစာအုပ်ကို လက်ဆောင် ပေးပို့သွားမှာ ဖြစ်တဲ့အပြင် သတင်းလွှာကနေတဆင့် အခမဲ့ခရီးသွားခြင်းအစီအစဉ်တွေ၊ ခရီးသွားလက်ဆောင်တွေ စတဲ့ ထူးခြားအခွင့်အရေးတွေလည်း သိရှိနိုင်ဦးမှာပါ။

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  • Writer's pictureThiha Lu Lin

Saving During the Raining Season for Traveling in the Sweet Seasons

Traveling is a very persuasive tendency to me. When once you begin to have a first trip and you could not help but continuously would like to travel around. Though there aren’t a lot of days in the trip, those short periods of two or three days are a satisfied paradise to me. As it can give more happiness, travelers are, without doubt, fond of traveling.

You can see our people. Last two years ago they used to go or travel only for the purpose of having homage to renowned pagodas around the country. But now they are already having trip to every recreation places. There are even some places with restriction for the sake of peaceful situation. Even in such situation, they try to travel around. As soon as the winter comes in they start counting the holidays for traveling. And when the summer comes they plan again for traveling to stay away from the hot heat of the summer time. Even in the raining season they still would like to have a visit to Bagan, where there isn’t much rain.

I still remember that recently one sister came and asked me where to have a good visit during the rainy season. As I had been once to Bagan in rainy season, I suggested her to go there. Our country has a lot of rain. Truly pasturage places are usually dimed away under the heavy rain. Shan State, Chin state, Kachin state and Kayin state have nothing but only the widely emerald trees sight throughout the states in the rainy season. To feel the beauty of a region as we travel, there has to be a clear sky, not-far-away mountains could be seen, various coloring beautiful flowers might also be blossoming and the transportation should be as well good and smooth. Thus we have to think if it is good or bad to have a trip in the rainy season.

It is good to have a trip in rainy season.

If we think as follow, there are some facts to be right! Since there are few people traveling in the rainy season, the expenses for the traveling is saved a lot. Air tickets fees are sometimes discounted even to 50 % in this season. Because of the traveling fee are lowered in this season, our expenses to travel local or abroad can be saved a lot. Additionally the hotel fees are also less than usual. The expensive hotels which can’t be taken room in the traveling season can by this time of reason be booked and stayed easily with its half-fee. Even though you pay the half-price of room at hotel and since there are not a lot of guests at the hotel, you are hosted as if you are a king. In the tropical regions under the rains, they are usually cold and lively, so it is good to travel in this season than in the spring time. Entrance fees are usually discounted. And since locations to visit aren’t crowded, it is really good and convenient for detail excursion or taking photographs.

It isn’t good to have a trip in rainy season.

It would be right if we think this way. I am a little bit nervous to have trips in the rainy season. As the roads are usually in a bit slippery condition, there is a possible tendency of accidents as we take buses or trains which is to be worried. And I am also afraid that because of the cloudy sky, the flight couldn’t be able to land off and land down sometimes. Once I was really drained of the last years that as soon as the rainy season began, there came a lot of meeting and training from various international offices or sub-offices. On the way back in the flight, there happened airdrop often and it indeed scared me as I was originally afraid of height. In such situation, prayers are inconsistent for my mind is lost in fear. In due of such difficult transportations, I assume that it is not all the best to travel in the rainy reason.

Even though the hotels and guest house fee are discounted in this season, we also need to be careful of the snake and poisonous infects according to the regions and the building structure. And as to look around, taking umbrellas and rain-coats becomes a must-task. The roads are muddy. Using bicycles and bikes is difficult. And due to such heavy rain, even on walking is really hard.

Therefore, to say generally it is not good to travel in the rainy season.

Then what should we do in the rainy season?

What we are supposed to do is to work hard wholeheartedly in our regular jobs and responsibilities that we may save the money to have trips on holidays in the coming spring time. Before I used my yearly bonus for my trip, but for now preparation ahead makes the bonus a net for me. Such personal planning isn’t bad. Well, let’s think about how to save the money.

1. Make sure where to go

Why need to do this is because we may be able to think the amount of money to be saved. For instance, if you plan and decide to go to have a trekking around Kalaw or to go to Bali, Indonesia, you can guess and sum up normally how much money you would spend. Today, It is easy to make sure how much you will need to spend. Since there are touring articles writers increasing and one or the other writers would have been to the place that we want to take a trip, from them we could know the possible expenses. And if you ask them in Chat Box, most of them would answer you. Thus what important is you make sure where to go first.

2. Make sure how much you will spend

Though the trip is already made sure, there we go to make a balance with our income. Depending on the trip that we would like to go; the expenses could be much more than our income. If that is the situation, it isn’t really a good choice to travel so. Will we have travel agency buying their pour package for the trip or just pick up a backpack and just go by self? Or will you go according to your personal planning? These are all needed to be taken notes because we can’t save all our monthly income for the trip. There will be some expenses for other matters also. As we aim the expands for the trip, we need to prepare not according to the off-season costs when trips are made few, but according to the cost of the seasons when touring are most made. After making sure of how much expenses we will use, we can now guess how much months we need to save that amount of money.

It will be helpful if we can think them in different items as follows:

  • Transportation expenses

  • Food expends

  • Entrance fee and taxes

  • Memorable gifts

3. Make sure that you may not prepare or assume less

Mind that taking a trip can cost 25% more than the original presupposed total expenses. Sometimes there can be an important use of the expense which is not initially in the plan. There can be use of money without our expectation such as; buying memorable gifts, giving someone a tip, double taxing and taking an emergency taxi. So it will not be mistaken if you could save 25% more the actual expenses.

4. Make sure to check the traveling notices timely

Air tickets fees are up and down, the tour agents are marketing their tour plans competing one another to gain more customers. To these we are to give our attention timely. This will be very helpful for adjusting the possible expenses. If you can buy your air ticket ahead (I like to suggest that booking the air ticket for two weeks ahead is the best time) so that you may not need worry about air ticketing but be able to concentrate on other things and could save the money. Hotel rooms booking should be done the same. If you think to have a trip aboard, you may gain cheaper air ticket fee from Google Lights, Momondo, Matrix ITA Software, Skyscanner, Vayama Site and Last Minute Site. Hotels aboard can be booked also on Hostelworld, Agoda, Hotels and Hotwire sites. As I have once said in the previous post, you can have cheaper charge by making a direct call to the respective hotel. For Southeast Asia countries, making hotel room reservation will be easier through Agoda site. Sometimes through social media you can know cheaper rooms charge. If you buy air ticket in the country, you can get a cheaper charge from the agents rather than a direct buying. Some airline aren’t available a direct ticket buying.

5. Make sure to read books or articles that motivate tour mind

This point is also important. If not we will spend all the money on other things. We need to read books or articles that motivate our mind to have trips. Dreaming our trips, we need to make a research the region ahead. Places to visit and good restaurants should be found and listed ahead. And I believe that it is good to get information of the local people’s cultural and their beliefs as much as possible and get a well preparation for 4-5 months ahead.

As we save the money, and as the amount becomes much, our mind can change to use or buy other things. At that time we need to think seriously if the thing I would buy will have a great value or not. If that has a great value for use, it is okay to buy. If not I wish the money that is saved for travel expenses should be well kept separately. Going a trip grants us a un-exchangeable experiences in life. It gives strength to work hard in the coming year. So I suggest that it is worth to save the money in the reason and have a trip blissfully.

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