Kaytumadi Dynasty Hotel
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Well, the night bus was quite possibly the best bus I have ever been on!! A sentence I never thought I would say whilst travelling in Myanmar. The seats were set out in a row of 2 and a row of 1 which meant they were huge, and really comfy. We also had TVs in the back of the seat in front and a hostess who brought us cake, biscuits, coke and coffee (not quite sure why all the caffeine on a night bus!) We woke up in Bagan bombarded by taxi ...
... goods, then stepped into the huge shop full of every type and size of lacquerware product, and had a small mental meltdown. Faced with many rooms full from floor to ceiling and escorted by two slightly over eager sales assistants (the daughters), she no longer knew her her own mind or even if she had one left. The assistants were showing signs of impatience, thinking that the Chinese aren't like this and will just buy anything without much hassle. Eventually, just to get out ...
Bagan is the image of Myanmar that everyone can picture, hot air balloons drifting above hundreds of temples while the sun rises in the distance. My experience, unfortunately, was marred by illness so I wasn't able to enjoy all there was to see and do there. And with it being off season, the hot air balloon rides were not available. It did mean I could save the $300 price tag too though.
Having said that, what ...
... the Burmese as a kind of hostage. In keeping
with his station in life, he paid for a shrine. But to reflect his own
incarceration he ordered the various Buddhas in the temple, reclining and
otherwise, to be built oversized, crammed into their chambers as if fighting to
get out. The result is a shrine used to this day by people praying for the
liberty of political prisoners, something the General-run dictatorship of
Myanmar generates a lot of.
... see and he showed me the pic in his iPhone! So I asked if I could have a pic too. He put his phone, wallet and ice pop down and smiled and stood next to me. Once we looked at the photo I realised he had such a serious face that he looked almost angry. When he saw my pic he smiled and then ran off to show his family his pic of me. Well that started a whole photo session! I couldn't get away as ...