Amazing Ngapali Resort
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... driver. We didn't see one, but two men picked up our luggage, put it on a cart with many other bags and started pushing it down a gravel road. Our trust in the honest Burmese was now complete, so we just relaxed and followed them. Soon we came to a large parking lot with several buses, and one was marked with a sign indicating the Amata Resort - our hotel! We entered the small bus, already almost full with another 10 people, and watched out the window ...
... would probably take the better part of the day; I would only recommend starting the hike at day break as the road goes through arid desert and is quite long. The jouney was worth it as the monestary is quite beautiful and the gold leaf spire blinding in the mid day sun. I read the kids a few Buddist tidbits and a story atop the monestary followed by some quite time for reflection. The ride back to Old Bagan and bike to New Bagan ...
... and met our
ridiculously high Alaskan seafood standards, but the prawns were on
the scrawny side. However, I honestly can't think of anything deep
fried that I didn't like so we'll have to try it again in another
... of fish. It's rather overpowering to begin with and worse at particular times of day but we soon get used to it.
We borrow bicycles from the hotel to cycle to the local restaurants and shops. The largest frame is a 27 inch so a bit like a scooter for big Jonny. We pick up supplies from a shack, namely beer and gin and the proprietor takes it upon himself to reassure me that the gin is OK and anyway, gin is the same as vodka, made the same. Cue ...
... that works frighteningly well (literally) is how they “share” the road. Here in Myanmar, except in the major town areas the paved road is really only big enough for two motorcycles, one and one-half cars or one bus at a time. When more vehicles are on the road than can reasonably fit at one time, something like a game of chicken ensues. You remember “chicken”, don’t you? Two cars face off on a one-lane road, then ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service