HIGHLIGHTS Mon 24 Dec: All day drive to Mawlamyine

Trip Start Dec 19, 2012
Trip End Jan 13, 2013

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Monday, December 24, 2012

The first real day of Explore's 3 week trip through Myanmar.

An 8 am departure for the 300 km trip to the former capital of British Burma Mawlamyine also known as Moulmein.

The Taukkyan War Cemetery. During WWII 27,000 died and 6,374 soldiers are buried here. It was to me an unusual place to have your wedding photos taken.

A short 20 minute stop at Taukkyan market and our group real first encounter with the locals. They were happy to have their photo taken. No reservations as the photos show.

The ladies and children faces are covered with thanaka.

Seeing all the small pick ups operating like a local bus service, with not only the goods but passengers sitting on the roof was a sight that we would see throughout the whole trip.

Mountain View Resort for a lunch stop.

Mawlamyine and Cinderella Hotel with its shocking purple colour scheme. I am sure that we will be in more shocking colour schemes judging from what I saw today from our bright yellow bus.

Chan Tha Restaurant for dinner.

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keith on

Merry X Mas from A wet and Humid Hometown.
Yucky day, but will be a nice day with family friends and food
Have a good one yourself
Also NY!!!

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