Mandalay Swan Hotel
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... working temple, and a hive of activity, lots of tourists, monks, regular worshippers visiting the 13ft seated Buddha. Most males attend to cover the Buddha in gold leaf, which they expect has a 6 inch layer so far, this Buddha is 200 years old.
There was much to watch, ceremonies of kids entering the process of becoming monks, bells being banged, worshippers, and of course lots of hauckers selling stuff. At this stage I wished I had a guide with ...
... on the way to Pyin oo Lwin the Gokteik viaduct is the highest bridge in Myanmar around 900 feet high 2500 feet long a bit nerve racking consider in was built in 1899. Case in point this is how old some of trains lines are here no updates since the British rule.
After a 20 hour flight from Honolulu an overnight stopover in Bangkok I final arrive at my destination of Myanmar northern capital of Mandalay I was a little bit nervous as I noticed my Myanmar evisa was for my old passport number not my new passport that I got 24 hours before I left Honolulu I didn't even realize this issue until I got to the airport of course Air Asia let me board the plane but I was worried about the ...
RESULTS DAY 24 : http://www.endurorally.com/pages/road-t o-mandalay-results24
RALLY REPORT FROM THE ENDURANCE RALLY ASSOCIATION
Down to the wire
A day of mixed emotion. For most of us it’s mission accomplished and comes with a sense of pride from getting to the finishing post but it is also the last day of the Rally, the end of ...
... baskets of rice, flowers all displayed for sale. Really interesting to see everyday life.
Before we left Bagan we visited one more Pagoda. This one had giant standing Buddhas and a huge stone with Buddha footprints in it. One of the Buddhas had an expression that seemed to change. If you stood up close he had a serious look, but if you walked back further, the corners of his mouth turned up and he appeared to be smiling.