Travel Blogs from Yangon (Rangoon)
Idag tog vi det
lugnt. Efter frukost solade vi lite på hotellets balkong. Sen gick
vi runt på stan och kollade i shoppingmall. Vi åt en god middag och
även idag avslutade vi dagen med en bra kinesisk film som handlade
om en skyskrapa som börjar att brinna.
Vi kom tillbaka
till Yangon tidigt på morgonen. Tog en taxi till vårt nya hotell.
Dock kom vi så tidigt att personalen låg och sov i foajén. Som tur
var fick vi komma in på vårt rum efter bara en liten stund. Efter
frukosten gick vi ut på en långpromenad. Vi gick till ett
shoppingmall och sen vidare till en marknad där vi …
... ranking high!
Next day in Yangon we booked our ticket for the night bus to Bagan that very night. The hotel was more than happy to keep our bags for the day so we started walking around and sightseeing. This got interrupted many times with the rain but it turned out not to be so bad as we used every shower as an excuse to drink a tea in the abundant and ubiquitous tea houses around the city.
Yangon is way better than I thought. I was ...
... The next day we rented some scooters and went up to a waterfall and swam around in the river. Of all the waterfalls we’ve been to on this trip this one was probably the most impressive. It was really tall and the water was perfectly clear. On the drive back from the falls we stopped at an elephant place and just sat there looking at them for a while. Amazing creatures.
Bus, ferry, bus to Bangkok and we stayed in the Kao San district. It was a much better time in ...
... white tiles!Money - There are plenty of ATMs around not too sure what the fees are like though. The exchange rates are supposed to be the same as the money changers offer which is the official rate. There is no more black market rate. If you decide to take in dollars, they need to be the new $100 bills in pristine condition, i.e. no marks /stamps, no tears or even fold lines. We changed some at the airport and some right across the street from the hostel and got a ...