In preparation for my trip I am looking for guest houses or small privately run hotels. I am finding it difficult to obtain contact details, especially email addresses so I can contact the owners.
I would like to contact these smaller places to make reservations.
I have Googled the names of many i have read on the forums, but cannot locate numbers or email addresses. The big hotels are easy - they have web pages and contact numbers.
How do most of you make contact prior to your arrival? Do you ring them? Or, do you book when you enter the country? Does anyone know of a directory (email or phone or both) of guesthouses/small private hotels in the areas such as Manadalay, Bagan and Inle Lake? Does such a list exist?