The Governor's Residence by Orient-Express
Travel Blogs from Yangon (Rangoon)
Not the most auspicious of starts. In the taxi to Heathrow, I realised that a) I'd left my iPhone at home and b) I'd left my waterproof at home. Now the second might not matter as it’s the dry-season at the moment in Burma (of course dry is a relative term), but the first is a huge blow – no real racing 3 for three weeks! No music, no …
After a few days of needed rest with Angela and Murray, we are charged up and excited about Myanmar. I have even learned two Burmese words--well one, and I don't say it right half the time.
We have just finished our first day in Myanmar and it is truly the land of pagodas. They are everywhere you turn. In fact, it is …
We flew back to New Delhi from Varanasi on Christmas Eve afternoon. Our plane circled over Delhi for 40 minutes before we landed and then we fought traffic for an hour in a taxi to get from the airport to the Oberoi Hotel in Delhi where we would spend the night. It was a relatively short trip, but the flight and taxi ride seemed to take forever. …
In the morning I grabbed another horse cart and headed to Schwe-zi-gon pagoda walkway to take some arty shots of the pagoda. Horse cart (5000 Kyat/$5). Got way laid by lacquerware sellers and escaped 3 pots and $3 poorer. My horse cart driver offered to take us to the airport but my thighs, bottom and internal organs suggested otherwise. Quick 40 …
Today we are back in Yangon and busing out to an orphange that Journey's Within adopted after the cyclone Nargis back in the spring 2008. The abbot had arranged for lunch for us but we were so late he gave it to the children instead! We had Red Bull or water to drink and packages of cookies for our lunch. All of the children came out to greet us …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
A real treat.
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