Exploring Mandalay from the outside


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March 11th 2015
Published: April 4th 2015
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Tired. Arriving at our hostel (around 4am) following an 8hr overnight bus from Nyangshwe (Inle Lake), we slept more comfortably on the reception chairs for a few hours until our room was ready. By 'more comfortably' we mean some sleep, interrupted every so often after sliding off the chair and then trying to reposition ourselves to avoid cramp. So not much sleep but more than we had on the night b... Read Full Entry



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5th April 2015

Good post
I enjoyed this read, thanks!
6th April 2015

Mandalay blog
Cheers, glad you liked it!
5th April 2015

Good post
I enjoyed this read, thanks!
13th April 2015

good post
Thank you, hopefully it will prove to be useful for people wishing to travel there.
5th April 2015
Monk walking across U-Bein bridge

Great photos and summary!
Love the way you got the monks' colored robes to stand out, and that traditional meal with all the little plates and tastes sounded lovely. Interesting that the country was so affordable, even if you did have to be the tourist attraction. Just think, as a trailblazer, you've made it easier for all darker-skinned tourists after you--what a service!
6th April 2015
Monk walking across U-Bein bridge

Re: Great photos and summary
Thanks Tara, that's true I guess we never thought of it like that. We can now say we have opened the doors wider and made it easier for other travellers who have darker skin in Myanmar. We'll happily take that. Yeh, Myanmar was surprisingly affordable, more so than anywhere else so far and the food in places was certainly a treat!!
10th April 2015

Mandalay
We loved our time in Mandalay. You've captured some great photos. You can always go back. Better to leave wanting more than to stay long enough that you wish you'd left sooner.
13th April 2015

mandalay
Thanks Dave and Merry. U bein bridge was very atmospheric. I know it is overwriten about but we just loved the trying to capture its beauty and the wonderful moments that passed us by in seconds. Yes, Myanmar continues to linger with us, we shared some wonderful memories there.

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