Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon
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The final third of our Myanmar journey was full of ups and downs. We celebrated Mia's 9th birthday, rode elephants, toured beautiful Inle Lake, saw the incredible Golden Rock balancing on a cliff and fell for the capital city’s Sweddegon Pagoda. But, the heat took a toll on Mia and Emma and Gretchen got really sick with high fevers …
... in an airport bathroom just don't really cut the mustard. First stop: Sule Pagoda. On the way saw some kids cooling off in a hole in the road that was most definitely a construction site, and most definitely not meant for swimming. Alarmingly came across a woman with a basket full of sparrows, and naturally assumed if you bought one they were for eating, so passed on that. Another bird lady just around the corner managed to clear this up by miming flying away, so ...
... to explain the details and intricacies inside. There were golden Bhudda with ruby eyes and ones made with limestone. The umbrella of the Stupa is made of 84,000 different jewels. A local man took us to strategic spots and showed us the different color jewels at the top (for a tip of course). It truly exceeded all expectations. We stayed for a few hours to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery and witness the worship. We ...
... of English street signs, etc. Like some other Asian cities, it is filthy and the littering is insane (although I think this might be the case in Burma everywhere) and I sometimes just felt like I could be anywhere...After a useless cab ride (the big market is shut on Mondays, much to the dismay of my tat loving heart) and since it was boiling (around 34 C), I went to the tourist office for some suggestions (Lonely Planet stinks out here!) and ...
... once again a few hours earlier then I was told we would arrive by the travel agency that booked our tickets. The hotel I had made a reservation with for the next night had two sofas in the lobby so we slept there for about 2 hours and then as soon as someone checked out around 5am, they cleaned the room and let us check in early and go to bed. When they woke me up from the couch to go to our room I realized the lobby was filled with other tourists that also ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service