Amara Mountain Resort
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... in!). We saw smiling faces everywhere and were welcomed with (ming•guh•la•ba) hellos and waves from kids and grown ups alike. It didn't take us long to jump straight into the street food either, particularly once Mike saw miniature individual quail egg filled pancakes being cooked.
One night in Mandalay & we are up early to catch the 6.30am (on Xmas eve) 10 hour boat to Bagan. ...
... of Myanmar Rum and a few minutes later a bottle turned up.... of Myanmar Whiskey. Well close enough I suppose. We drank it anyway.
When we went to leave and pay, they would only let us pay for the beers! Was a very entertaining and unexpected night.
The next day we spoke to Coco about One Star and he laughed saying he thought we end up there! lol.
It turns out One Star is not an exception. There are loads of these places all over ...
The road to Mandalay is a complete myth. It in fact involves a pre dawn start and a 13 hour (depending on current) boat trip up the Ayeyarwaddy river. At no point was there a road...... The riverboat is shared by tourists and locals alike. There is assigned seating on first deck and next two unassigned sections with wicker chairs under a canopy. Plenty of choice for a long journey, and it was long......... The pre dawn start is a bit chilly ...
... and may have either a saffron or maroon sash. We were most fortunate, because before we left a group of nuns were going out for the alms. We watched as they gathered in small groups talking quietly getting ready to load a bus or walk out of nunnery in a beautiful and graceful line. I have included another video in this blog of the group of nun walking out singing as they went. There is a regal, humble quality about these women dressed so brightly, under the maroon ...
... at 4:20 am as the taxi was booked for 5:00am but it seems taxis are always late in Myanmar and he didn't turn up until 5:20. Oh just think of the extra 1/2 hour's sleep we could have had.
Anyway, we arrived as the first light was hitting the sky and we don't think we need to say any more. We are going to let the photos do the talking this time....