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Published: June 22nd 2017
Our first sunrise on board
The river is wide and quite clean. It's level now is nearly 10m below the high water in the wet season - May to September. The cruises don't run during the wet season.
Geo: 19.329, 95.1817
Coffee and pastries at 6am for the early risers. Breakfast from 7-9am, and we leave for our shore excursion at 9:30, all very civilised!
Thayet was an administrative centre under the British. We had a very quaint horse and buggy/cart tour of the markets, the colonial golf club (1887) and the colonial post office. Good fun, and our buggy driver was very talkative and keen to point out all the sights.
We fitted in a massage on board before lunch and in the afternoon had a presentation and BBC documentary film on Aung San, the 'father' of Burma who was assassinated in 1947 at age 32, the year before independence from Britain. He is also the father of Aung San Suu Kyi who, at age 69 leads the democratic party into the much anticipated general election this November. It was explained that under the 1988 Constitution Suu Kyi is not eligible to become Myanmar's leader, and interesting times are ahead.
In the evening we watched "The Lady", a fairly recent movie about ASSK with Michelle Yeo acting. It was pretty tedious and too long.
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