Mandalay Swan Hotel
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... was having issues because he ended up giving him a bum massage with a cheeky finger up the bum. Obviously Dave was delighted with this! haha.
The restaurant was very cheap but not as good as some of the food we had had before. To improve the evening we went in search of a bar ;-) and we found it. It was this place on the main road that was constructed of bamboo and full of locals, always a good sign. Again a pint on tap was 650ky! Bargin!
We arrived in Mandalay at 4 in the morning and were lucky to find a hotel that would let us check in that early and only charge us for the following night. We were however on the 5th floor, which reminded me a communist submarine, tight, grey coloured walls and red light bulbs lighting the way.
In the morning we went for a walk around the city. Mandalay is quite a nice city. Certainly a lot cleaner than Yangon but its still a city and I'm pretty tired of cities. Never-the-less ...
... wit your feet. Anyway I headed off in the directions the guy behind the desk gave me and ended up driving 90o to the direction I wanted to go. Realising this after around 15 minutes, I pulled over at a coffee shop for a cappuccino and some bruschetta, the Cambridge is creeping in already, while I worked out where I was and how to get back on track.
After deciphering where I was even though the people in the coffee place didn’t know which ...
... a little while we decided to head back up, the walk up was a lot harder, especially in flip-flops as it was very steep for about 1.5km. We headed back to the hotel afterwards and just chilled out, POL is a pretty nice town with a lot of British colonial remnants in terms of buildings but we sadly didn't get too much time to explore. That evening we headed to woodland restaurant, recommended by trip advisor, and it was awesome. I had a burger which was a ...
... video here than for us to try and describe it
We also peddled over to the temple which reportedly holds "The World's Biggest Book". It really just consisted of hundreds of marble slabs with Buddhist text carved on them. It is impressive if you think it was all done by one man but we're afraid, that's as much as our ...