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Published: January 15th 2014
I am sure that Bob and bing wouldn,t recognize the place...maybe the people and the climate. But the landscape is definately changing.
but before i continue that I shall conclude our time in Yangon.Suzanne and I did the walking tour in Colonial downtown.The wide streets are a welcome change from the crowded sidewalks in Chinatown .The buildings really are beautiful .We had a Burmese lunch but the grease used is more than my stomach can toleraTe .After a cool down in our A/C room we headed out to the Shewdagon Paya the main pagaoda in the city.It is Quite magnificent and the Burmese have a right to be proud of it.We stayed for the sunset hope to see the flash of colours that thediamonds and jewels are said to exhibit but we weren,t that lucky.We did have an excellent Burmese supper that night
The next morning we booked a taxi for a drive around tour of the city before catching a plane to Mandaly.
What a shock the arrival was...the. Taxi drivers were as aggressive as the worst hawkers in Vietnam.I was shocked as it was so unexpected .Our hotel was also a surprise and it felt like we were in a bad movie .After some food and a bit of a walk we figured out a plan for the next morning...and it worked.
We changed hotels ,met with a travel agent and hired a cab for the day .We are becoming very bourgoise...we booked our boat trip ,4 flights around the country and the hotels to go with that style of travel .It feels good! The day in the counrty was lovely and we are continuing to leaarn about Myanmar.
Love the comments.Will continueo another time!
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