The Kandawgyi Palace Hotel
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Return to Yangon. We left the Aureum Palace Inle Lake at 7.30am . First was a boat ride to the town where we boarded the coach for our 11/2hour drive to the Heho airport. We made good time so we were able to stop at a very popular old monastery with oval windows. The monastery is often seen in postcards and photographs with a monks face in the …
It must be sunrise as the birds were starting to wake up and the confusion in the trees just outside the window was getting louder.
It is our day to relax but as everyone was up early we decided to venture out on our own.
We got directions and headed of in two groups to visit the famous Scott Market now known as
Bogyoke Aung San …
celebration. Back at Inle Lake we wound down to the relaxed air of
lake life complete with fishermen and floating vegetable patch
The icing on the cake of our Myanmar
Odyssey was a slice of beach action on the Bay of Bengal before we
left; but oh how we were made to pay with approximately 36 hours of
night buses, transfers, killing time in bus stations and painfully
slow local transport to get there. Seriously, I'm getting ...
... house to rest for a bit as we wanted to do a lot during the afternoon and make the most of our time in Bagan. We got on the move again from lunchtime and rented bicycles from our guest house. Needless to say our bicycles weren't the latest models on offer, more like the ones with little baskets in the front and large seats. I think I selected the light pink bicycle with a dusting of brown over the handle bars. We peddled off to a great restaurant over looking the ayeyarwady river ...
... so it did catch me off guard. I can also attest to the fact the Burmese are some of the nicest people I have ever met. All polite, friendly, courteous and willing to help you whenever you needed it.
Two weeks flew by in Myanmar and it was such an amazing experience to see a country barely touched by tourism. It was a blessing and an amazing opportunity to see such a beautiful country and people. If you can get out there now before it becomes much like the rest of SE Asia.