Luggage and bags:
I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BACKPACK...HANDY IF HIRING A BICYCLE AS IT PREVENTS THEFT..
IN THE EXTREME HEAT OF THE TROPICS ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH BOTTLED WATER.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: HERE IN THE HEAT IS NECCESARY TO HAVE A GOOD WIDE BRIMMED HAT
AS YOU WILL DO A LOT OF WALKING/HIKING ALWAYS WEAR A GOOD PAIR OF WALKING/HIKING BOOTS/SHOES
A GOOD PAIR OF SUNGLASSES
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: MY ESSENTIALS ARE:
A GOOD ANTI SUNBURN CREAM I CARRY A STRONG SUN SUNSCREEN 30 +
A PACK OF WET WIPES FOR THE HEAT ALSO TO WIPE SMALL INJURIES
A GOOD MOISTURISER
A SMALL PACK OF TISSUES ..(IN CASE THE ROLL IS EMPTY)
A TUBE OF LIP BALM
A COUPLE OF BAND AID STRIPS.
A SMALL BOTTLE OF HAND SANITSER .. ESPECIALLY EATING STREET FOOD BY HAND
Photo Equipment: MY DIGITAL CAMERA
A CAMERA BATTERY CHARGER..A SPARE MEMORY CARD:
AND AN INTERNATIONAL POWER PLUG CONVERETER
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A LIGHT PONCHO FOR THOSE STORMS THAT JUST HAPPEN IN THE TROPICS..
A REALLY GOOD MOSQUITO REPELLANT THAT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO DO THE JOB..SHOULD BE USED DAILY.
Miscellaneous: A TORCH IS ESSENTIAL AS MOST STREETS ARE NOT LIT. ALSO INSIDE TEMPLES.
Miscellaneous: There are NO ATM's in Myanmar. Take plenty of preferably US$$$ - to get you through your holiday. We met people who didn't know this, or ran out of money, and they had no choice but to pay up to 30% commission in hotels which took cards - if you could find one. It is a CASH country.
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Mandalay is cool in January, especially first thing in the morning and when the sun has left the sky. Take a couple of sweaters.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take as much as you can with you.
Malaria tablets, sunblock and insect repellants are a necessity.
Photo Equipment: You will be able to get what you need from the larger towns such as Yangon and Mandalay.