Starting to hate buses
03.08.2016 - 03.08.2016 44 °C
Well left Pyay yesterday evening at 7 pm for another slow bus to Mandalay,distance around 260km time 9.5 hours with very little sleep on the bus I grabbed a taxi to to new bed for the next 3 nights the "Hotel 8" in down town Mandalay,got there about 5am and thinking there is no way they are going to let me check in this early it like 9 hours early but not a problem and room upgrade to boot not bad for for $25 a night I reckon.
So grabbed some sleep and back about 1030 and starving so checked it TripAdvisor and found a place near Mandalay Hill which is one the spots I wanted to visit so grabbed a taxi of to lunch I went.
So after lunch asked the cafe bloke to order my me another taxi and was asked what and where I planning to do and next thing I got a taxi lined up for the afternoon to take me sightseeing with a driver that speak English ,we'll sort of bit best of the drivers so far and cost $20, so me and my new mate Bo Bo,yes like the bear went and visited the Mandalay Hill which has sweeping views and another Padgoda,the monsoon has been quite vigorous of late which means there has been some localised flooding after that it was off to the Royal Palace which is walled and is where the military love but has a reconstruction of the Royal palace
Well me and Bo Bo are off exploring again tomorrow and I am about to do some on my own and find a beer,temperature is about 34 but the humidity is still up in the high 80's so it feels 44