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... it in back at the hotel. It is now my nightshirt. The next day we dropped off our clothes and had everything washed and ironed for £6. Amazing. And also nice to not be stinky. We relaxed at the hotel all day, catching up on sleep after Hong Kong. We met the Batts for dinner and took Tuk-tuks around the city. Thursday, the Batts made us get up at 6AM to go zip-lining in the jungle. We are so happy they did! It was really fun zipping through the trees ...
... it was very small and quiet. The walls and ceilings had a religeous story of the Buddha painted on the walls and a big statue of the Buddha at the front of the temple was covered in neon lights which was odd.
The tuk tuk then dropped us back in the centre where we had some traditional Burmanesse breakfast and was accompanied by a Burmanesse man that spoke very good English and spoke about his world travels. We seemed to acquire a lot of attention ...
... There were also characters from popular culture including Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Dragon Ball Z characters.
Perhaps the most interesting features were the demon's eyes. In the sclera there were guns instead of blood vessels. Then in the pupils there two faces: Osama Bin Laden and George Bush. These were painted to say that these two men were creating evil in the world by killing so many people. The artist wanted to caution them that they are causing ...
... a bit of litter, a LOT of dogs who live, apparently, in the streets but are not threatening or scary at all, also cats! Sweet cats who love our left overs.
I retract my previous statement that it is "third world" because we do have electricity and no squat potties, and there are many telephones. Now the wiring situation is simply out of hand. Several photos will show you, and some lines are lying on the ground.
... such a little cart!
The next day we took a walk over the border into Tachilek in Myanmar. The visa you get on the border here will only allow you to visit certain areas near the border. We had originally intended to go a bit further afield and see a bit more of the country. However we learnt that we could only leave the border town of Tachilek if we hired a guide and even then there wasn't much to go and see unless you wanted to do a trek... We couldn't ...
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