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Travel Blogs from Inle Lake
... getting back to Yangon from our stilted accommodation. There was the hour long longboat journey back to Nuang-Shue, the mini-bus ride to the domestic airport and finally that eventful flight back to Yangon but doing their usual Bagan and Mandalay stops.
As before, we were offered drinks and wet towels during take-off ...
... through a few water ‘speed bumps’ before we reach our final location – a local silversmith. We learn something about the craft of silversmithing, and watch the intricate work taking place in the workshop – plus the inevitable shopping opportunity afterwards! It’s interesting stuff. Next stop is a local ‘Five Buddha’ temple, a place that was built when five local communities grouped together, and they brought their local ...
I thought Bangkok was chaotic until I discovered Yangon! Walking down the street is like completing an assault course, crossing the road must be undertaken with great trepidation and beeping the car horn seems to be necessary when one is overtaking/undertaking/changing lanes/pulling over/pulling out/accelerating/slowing down/passing anyone in the street (even if they have no intention of crossing the road)/any other fathomable excuse. We visited the sacred ...
... place my hands on its head to keep my balance (I was going to grab its ears if I felt myself slipping!). We were given thick Burmese pants to wear but could still feel the coarse prickly hair through the fabric as we rode the elephant. At base camp we saw all seven elephants, including a baby, and fed them bananas.
We only spent a couple days in Kalaw, then drove for a few hours to Pindaya, which we were visiting to see the Full Moon ...
... goes to call our travel agency to sort this out. I'm getting frustrated at this point, as this was another mix up from their end. So here we are, standing on their front balcony in the searing sun, no welcome drink or seat offered, and the manager trying to get a hold of the agency, which he couldn't because it's a Sunday. Sunday bloody Sunday...At this point we don't really know what to expect but decide to make the best of it, whatever it may ...
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