Belmond Governor'S Residence
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... especially that the glass irises had to be hand painted on the inside for the correct effect and to do they sent a boy with a paint brush up the metre wide nostril into the empty head.
We then carried on to visit Kandawagyi Park, one of central Rangoon’s only parks. It has a teak board walk on which the planks have seriously warped, making walking difficult if not dangerous. On the opposite side of the lake sits a replica of the old pre-colonial royal Karaweik barge. It is ...
... are just being their friendly selves rather than immediately seeing an opportunity to extract cash from us. This was true even at Ngapali which is typically the reserve of wealthier tourists (not scruffy backpackers like us!). Sadly, we fear this will change though as some of the shady tactics seen throughout India etc. are creeping into parts of Bagan (being the most touristy part of Myanmar), e.g. outrageously inflated prices quoted en-mass by tuk-tuk drivers and the hounding of ...
We were up early today for rounds - which never actually happened. But we did make it in to the hospital to see the patients and say goodbye to the nurses. Next stop was the big market for more shopping - wooden carvings, oil paintings, jewelry. Myanmar is known for its gold and sapphires...I still may need to ...
... even a wide sidewalk for most of my walk. Closer to the grid-streets I came across a bridge over the local transit station and got a good video of an arriving train.
Past the station was the main downtown. I spent about an hour walking up and down the streets westward from 29th to 18th street, the approximate area of Chinatown. The outward signs of Chinese culture were actually quite few, I almost wondered ...