Come you back, come you back to Mandalay.. (Myanmar Pt 2)


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September 3rd 2016
Published: September 28th 2016
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And so our journey through the furnace of Myanmar continued, we flew from the delightfully named Heho and touched down in the less easy to say Nyaung U airport. The reason for arriving at this odd sounding place was it was the local airport for the famed archeological area of Bagan (the Angkor Wat of Myanmar or so they say). One tip to remember if you ever find yourself arriving in Nyaung U is the... Read Full Entry



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At last the monsoon arrivesAt last the monsoon arrives
At last the monsoon arrives

The break of the weather was very welcome, especially on the feet.
At the topAt the top
At the top

Feet still intact, of course the less virtuous can always take a car up, but Buddha wouldn't be impressed.
U bein bridge, best viewed at sunset or so they sayU bein bridge, best viewed at sunset or so they say
U bein bridge, best viewed at sunset or so they say

Thus we went at lunchtime. Built about 1850, apparently the oldest and longest teak wood bridge in the world, made with 1,086 pillars although a few are now concrete.
One last monkOne last monk
One last monk

And its farewell to Myanmar



29th September 2016

Memories ...
Thank you for the trip down memory lane. We (husband, daughter and myself) were there this time last year and loved our time there. The Burmese people were so friendly and welcoming. Thankfully, we didn't have 40 deg heat but, still hot and humid enough in the 30's so, sightseeing in the morning and later afternoon, was the go. Loved our week's cruise by riverboat along the Irrawaddy. Didn't quite manage to visit every one of the 1300 or so pagodas/stupas in Bagan even though, at times, it did feel like it in the heat and humidity. :) Like you, we too missed out on the balloon ride, as a wind-storm came through overnight so, all the balloons were grounded next morning. Did climb the pagoda though (with the hundreds of others) for the sunset experience. :) Jan
29th September 2016
Ain't it pretty!

Magical Myanmar
We love our time there so thanks for the memories. So many temples, so little time.

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