Hill Top Villa Shan State
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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... bar man encourage us that, as we had no cash left for any more, that he would happily take full payment the next day and enticed us to stay. Although a good sales ploy, it is another example of the trusting nature of the people we have met, and we were keen not to tarnish their opinion of the Brits so paid him back straight away. The lakeside town is set up on a grid system so it was a really straight forward place to navigate, and we had fun zooming along on ...
... what we were looking at. Heading back down was easier, but masses of people were heading up. The trek back to the hotel was a bit more difficult - straight uphill on a poorly marked trail. We got lost for a few minutes, but made it back. We hired a driver at noon to take us the 200+ miles to Kalaw - about 5 hours, and made it to our next hotel just in time for a ...
... not least of these the terrible addiction of most adults to chewing betel nut. Betel nut produces feelings of euphoria and a mild stupor, it stains the mouth a ghastly red, causes mouth cancer, rots teeth to blackened stumps and colours the ground seemingly everywhere with red spittle. We have seen betel nut chewing in other south-east Asian countries, but not to this extent. As one man said to us, his disgust undisguised, "I hate what it does to my country!" But, this is a ...
... we wanted everything! (I highly suggest buying souvenirs in this country, as it is authentic and unique.) Dom and I had no space in our already overburdened backpacks, so we had to settle for looking.
We also visited some floating gardens, where tomatoes and rice were being grown. There are also many beautiful monasteries on the lake. One of these monasteries is the “jumping cat” monastery, where the monks have taught local kitties to jump through hoops ...
All the luggage was stored under a waterproof sheet and we stepped aboard and put on our life jackets. The long boat went fast across the lake that is 900m above sea level. We passed a variety of fishermen. Some stand hold the net with both hands and control the paddle with one leg. Others hit the water hard with their paddle having laid their nets and force the fish into the nets. They also use a conical net which they drop to the lake bed and then release the inner net ...