Mandalay Swan Hotel
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... or hotel. Very often their parents send them to the city to earn money. They are fortunate to be able to sleep at their work place. Many People sleep in some wooden construction without electricity or water. In a cafe we saw a maybe 10 year old boy. He certainly had n t had a shower in a week, but he was so proud to be working in the Restaurant and he tried so hard to be as good as the older boys.
... 20 rooms so we booked one for another night. After dumping our bags in reception we head out.
After dumping our bags in reception we head out.
The thing that this clear about Mandalay is tourists get hassled a lot every 2 minutes so one random shouts "motorbike, taxi" at you. At first I did say to Al not to be so rude but after the first hour of constant yelling you actually need to! We were very ...
... eventually I ignore him as I didn’t like his stare. I must have been reading or something and I was completely ignoring him, so he starts ‘you make me really sexy’…. I exchanged a few mouthfuls of unpleasantries with him while he continued talking like that and in the end I got up without finishing my food, threw my hands in his face exchanging more words so the people around him knew that he was an idiot and harassing tourists. Grrrrr again. Then finally ...
... was even more exhausting and in the end very nearly broke us.
But we managed to keep our cool long enough to plot our escape to the hills, and we caught the insanely early 4am train to Pyin Oo Lwin. It was a great way to leave Mandalay as the city was brought to life buy the morning sunrise as we left. We then slowly climbed the foothills away from the humidity and dust of the city towards the cool air and rolling hills.
This was going to be the break we ...
... In the video I have attached to this blog, you will see Golden, our tour guide, explain the process of making gold leaf. They start with a 32 ounce small brick of 100% pure gold and pound it into a ribbon that is 7 feet long and approximately 2cm wide. After the ribbon is completed, it is it is broken into pieces then layered in between smooth and coarse paper, creating this covered "brick". It is then arranged on the mortar and pounded out. As the skilled artisans ...