Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
Travel Blogs from Bagan
... photos, writing emails and this blog and just relaxing. At night, however, was a different story. Between Elaine's Irish Football clubs training, Burmese boxing and going out every night to welcome or say good bye to another expat it was still very eventful. Let's just say my last night in Burma ended the same way it started - with a big bang! Elaine thanks again for being an amazing host and friend. I look forward to when we meet again next and the trouble you can get me into there. ...
... the river. We continue on towards New Bagan. The region is also famous for its laquerware. There are quite a few workshops scattered around, and there’s interest from a few in the group so we stop at one of the workshops to find out more about the process – and we’re really glad we did. As we’re walked through the process, we realise how skilled and labour intensive proper laquerware production is – even the smallest pieces ...
... a good and bad prospect for a city where we felt most at home in the locals beer stations and tea shops. Hopefully things will change for the better for the people of Myanmar, we just hope it doesn't change THE people, because they are pretty awesome.
From one extreme to the other, we are off to the resort paradises that are the Thai islands. If we don't check in with everyone it's because we've had one to many cocktails and are stuck in our ...
... sleep, wake up refreshed and we're practically there. 18 hours will be fine... it was not.
The train pulls into the station and you couldn't tell the difference between the first class car (us) and the ordinary cl************** train looked and sounded like it was falling apart.
(About 20 hours into our journey, in my delirious state, I saw flecks of pastel green on my arm and couldn't ...
... br> Note: Myanmar is quite tricky what concerns the currency. Their official currency is called kyat but they also accept US dollars in many places. Of course, depending on the exchange rate they give you itīs more convenient to pay either in kyats or in US dollars. Specifically hotels tend to make their guests pay in US dollars. Some tourist attractions charge more for payment in kyats, others in US dollars (two examples from Yangon: Botahtaung Pagoda - USD 3/MMK 3,500; ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking