Mann Myanmar Inn
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... is their hospitality that has really made our time here a really special few weeks. There is an honesty in their approach to us that is refreshing after coming from a country that will do all it can to make money from the foreigners. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but I truly believe the people of Myanmar were proud of their country and wanted us to leave with positive impressions. They didn't treat us as a commodity to be ...
... was just selling them on.
The final stop was at the Gold Leaf manufactures. We were shown a process so laborious and unmechanised, that we were aghast. They take a piece of gold the size of your little finger nail, put it between specially hand made Bamboo paper and then in a deer hide block. They then beat out a tattoo with large lump hammers for many hours. The beaten object is then divided, put in a stack between more bamboo paper etc and the hole process repeated. In ...
... the sun disappeared into the haze well above the horizon. Apparently Nov is the best time to visit Myanmar: the temperatures are milder, it's after the wet season so the countryside is green, and the skies are clear of the heat haze that obscured views we might have witnessed. A great dinner at the hotel accompanied by a Myanmar culture show of puppets and dancing. We had to concentrate to get past the discordant music that seemed to be lead by a duck hunting ...
... is used for military housing.
We were amazed to visit a factory that produces gold leaf and discover that it is produced by human labour. The process has a number of steps and is controlled by a coconut clock. The beaters know that 15 mins has passed when the shell fills with water through a small hole. A small piece of gold about 2.5 cm long yields about 100 small squares of gold leaf. The workers use a large hammer that they ...
Taxi: Sagaing Hill, Inwa, Amarapura - $35; tour Inside Mandalay - $30; to Mingon and Bagan Ferry Boat - $5
Rich Queen Guest House
87th St 26/27, Mandalay
$25/dbl room/incl breakfast/with bathroom
Friendly and helpful staff, simple egg breakfast (I think after Myanmar you will have enough of eggs for a very long time!), some quite specious rooms (not all of them), near the market and the ...