Mandalay Swan Hotel
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... height making it useless. Jeesh just saying. The top of the hill gave great 360 views of the city and even gave me a glimpse of the palace I opt'd out off paying the fee to enter. I was told this was a great spot for sunset and well still having 45 minutes to go I decided to meditate while waiting. After 20 minutes I opened my eyes so see that sunset was going to be a disappointment so opt'd to return to my bike seeing as I had a ways to get home. I decided to follow ...
... us around for 2 whole days for $70. He ended up being a great tour guide and took us everywhere. He even offered to drive us 5 hours to our next destination. Calm down Toe, calm down. The good news is, it's not raining! The bad news is, I'm still soaking but now it's from the consistent sauna these people call air. I think shvitzing is the correct term. When it's not 500 degrees of humidity, it's like riding Splash Mountain repeatedly (see what I did there? Disney world is ...
... out). If you’re ever in Mandalay go and see this act – the message is important and you won’t be disappointed.
The next day we head out into the grey, drizzly Mandalay morning to see some of the other things the city is famous for. First stop is a workshop where we can see gold leaf being made. This is something which is used all over in Myanmar and beyond into many other parts of largely-Buddhist southeast Asia – ...
... s worth visiting at least these ones.
Mandalayīs Railway Bazaar: itīs north east of the city walls, east of 80th and between 11th and 10th. It’s a real market, not for tourists and one of the best ones we have seen. You can see local people sell crickets, skewers of frog, fried rats and more. Itīs definitely worth the time looking for it.
The food is generally cheap with a lot of local ...
Carole and Lou had invited me to join them again for a morning trip to Mingun. They were moving on in the afternoon , but planed to be in the Bagan area in a day or two . We planed ,or rather Lou had done all the planing , to get a taxi to the Mayan Chan jetty to catch the 9am ferry up river. There are always taxi's out side the hotels and a young guy offered us his. Sein introduced himself , and offered to pick us up on our return so we agreed. We arrived with plenty of time ...
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