Belmond Governor'S Residence
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... and plastered in gold (paint in this case). How the original barge (the replica hasn't a bottom) ever navigated the river is a mystery, and it definitely didn't go far downstream. The king would take the whole court with him on his travels, and basically had a floating palace.
We then left for the cream of Yangon and even Myanmar, the Shwedagon Pagoda which is the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. It was thought to have been started with a small stupa, 2500 years ago ...
... of both! We had a farewell dinner at night with the nurses and doctors from the hospital. Dr. Tin, our host surgeon at the hospital, gifted us all with Myanmar souvenirs - the nurses got jade bracelets and a ruby... It was a nice way to end the trip. What a long 2 weeks! I think we are all ready to be moving ...
... into the great international conveyor belt. The air travel was not noteworthy. From Yagngon we departed at 3pm toward Bangkok. BKK had secure departure gate areas (where they scan your boarding pass as you enter a secure waiting area connected to the jetway), which simplified the boarding process to "everybody run on the plane now". Departed for Singapore about 9:30pm. Singapore was our tightest connection on the ...
... modern bungalows, neatly spaced with flowers and vegetation in between creating a very natural look. The bungalows were awesome! Spacious and incredibly appointed with a huge tub as the focal point of the bathroom and the canopy around the bed cascading down from the 16 foot ceilings.
While the Novotel, was neatly built into the environment we could also see roads being built up to the mountains specifically for hotel development. In part this is excellent ...