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Monk walking across U-Bein bridge  
   

Monk walking across U-Bein bridge

Exploring Mandalay from the outside

March 11th 2015
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 more
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5th April 2015

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

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!!

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