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... had our guard up.
In any travel the first and the last impression are always the ones we remember and there for the most important of any journey.
I met up with Jean François at the Kolkata Airport at the gate. He flew in from Mumbai and Margaret met us at the airport in Yangon.
is required for Myanmar (Burma).
I got mine in Ottawa, Jean Francois on line and Margaret on line as well.
... gets snow in the winter. We arrive at the Golden Cave Hotel late in the afternoon and later walk up the road to a very nice restaurant overlooking the lake. We are staying in our vans tonight and as it is cooler we need blankets and it is very pleasant.
We're back with pictures today. Lots of traffic and transport ones.
... br> With that being said, everyone wants to improve their standard of living, and the motors certainly make it much easier for the residents of the small villages that dot the shores of the lake to carry out their daily chores. So, it is hard to see the enormous changes, in what is certain to be a completely different country in five years, but it is a welcome change for the citizens who suffered under such an oppressive regime for so many years. ...
... mix our route up and take a boat back to the other side of the incredibly large lake. The man who we pay for the little boat to take us across describes it as a '5 minute boat ride' and only a '30 minute ride back to Nyaungshwe Town centre'. Lies, I tell you. All lies. Our 5 minute boat ride turns out to be 15-20 minutes, and our 30 minute bike ride takes about 3 times the estimated count. It was a beautiful ride though, leading us through calm countrysides and crops being ...
... Pindaya Cave. The limestone grottos inside the cave are crammed with around 9,000 Buddhas most installed in the 16<sup>th</sup> & 18<sup>th</sup> centuries. Large, small, gold, marble, wood, etc… There are tight alleyways, stairs, hidden crevices, and even a small chamber that must be crawled into. It is truly Buddha overload! After a stop to see a traditional paper and oil umbrella workshop, we were able to ...