Ngwe Moe Hotel Mawlamyine
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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During my stay in Mawlamyine, I decided to visit the Ogre ( Bilugyun ) Island just a 30 minutes boats ride away.
As all tours were already full, I just got on to a local boat with 3 other, again French people.
The boat was mainly used for transportation of goods so we were the only tourists on the boat and were allowed to sit next to the captains cabin.
After a ca 30-45 minutes boats ride we arrived at the island. We were directly greeted by ...
... s a Burma girl a-settin' And I know she thinks o' me" and by George Orwell's 1936 memoir Shooting an Elephant. The essay opens with "In Moulmein, in lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people - the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me". Moulmein is the British name for Mawlamyine. As well as overlooking the sea, the hotel also overlooks Thanlwin Bridge, the longest road and rail bridge ...
I slept ten hours in the most comfortable bed to date. I must do eight mile walks more often! Since my knee has more or less healed, my enthusiasm for going on exploratory walks has been rekindled.
I am not going to allow the heat or humidity to deter me. The journey through Hpa Na was very flat in the main.
Mid morning, we stopped in a town on the way and I visited ...
... days, one day from East to West and vice versa. Strange! I thought. After driving the street, it was obvious, this was the only way to make traffic possible. The roads, if they even can be called roads, were the worst I've ever seen. Even the sandy roads in Putbroek are better! Some parts were paved, some parts used to be paved, but mostly the roads consisted of sand and rocks. Our driver didn't seem to care, he was driving like a maniac, overtaking cars on ...
After 3 days of much needed R&R at Tan's house in Bangkok...It was time to push on as I knew the nerves were the only thing getting the better of me. The time at Tan's was heavenly and I was well within my comfort zone...Sleep, eat, repeat.
Tan helped me book my overnight bus to Mae Sot (Bangkok) but from there was up to me. The plan: overnight bus departing at 10:20pm (1st of October) arriving to the border of Thailand/Burma border town called Mae Sot and then ...