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July 2016

Day 4 and very slow bus to Pyay

Gone deaf

storm 23 °C
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Well after another hearty breakfast I had to catch a taxi to the bus station to get the VIP express bus to Pyay about 250km whichever leaving 1030 am and it did so that's a good start some 6.5 hours we arrive in Pyay!! The normal bus cost $5.50 but I paid $7.50 hate to think how long the cheaper bus takes,but the bus had A/C and was very comfortable but as was wet and stormy most of the way travelling today was okay

The view of the land was interesting once out of Yangon,the city turned to rice paddys and small towns ,pulled up about half way for a toilet/food break it was interesting to note that some villages we impeccably clean with know rubbish whilst others were the complete opposite, likewise with buildings the large majority were thatched or timber with corrugated roofs but the were quite a few new buildings like in the photo ,so somebody is making money.

All in all a easy day on the bus listening to its air horns which were blown constantly to warn motor scooters/pedestrians/animals just about anything it caught upto got a blast to get out the way,seriously I reckon out of the 6.5 hours we we on the road the horn was going for 2 of them

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Day 3 Yangon and the last night

Leaving

storm 30 °C
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Well it was a pretty easygoing day,after a breakfast of fruit,toast and eggs plus a few coffees at Wai Wais B&B it was time organise transport and accommodation at my next destination

Which is Pyay about 250 km from Yangon and that was the morning done transport easy took about 5 minutes with the host of the B&B organising everything including a transfer to the bus station,finding accommodation at a reasonable price proved much harder so after fighting with Google for a few hours had success and am booked into a new hotel I think called Polestar no reviews to be found anywhere so will what happens, what could go wrong!!

So with travel and a bed I think sorted I grabbed a taxi to the train station and spent 20 cents to go around Yangon on the circular train which takes about 3.5 hours and is used by the locals,it open you eyes to the poverty that still exists along with astounding amounts of rubbish,so didn't take any pictures didn't feel right ,but was worth doing to realise how well off most Australians are
Photo of looking up the street from balcony of Wai Wais and the overpass at the train station
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Day 2 Yangon

Wet

storm 29 °C
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Well after a wet night the rain and storms have continued for most of the day but still got the chance to do some sight seeing,my accommodation organised a local taxi for day to drive me around for $50 compared to an organised tour who wanted to charge me $150 and I reckon I got to see more as there was only me and not a group to slow everything down but on the downside the driver could only speak about 2 words of English but not to worry just lots of sign language between both of us and pointing at the map !!

Mainly visited lots of Buddhist Padgodas all with intricate wood carving and decorated in gold,saw more gold to day than I have ever seen before also visited the National Musem which was okay but it was really raining then so it was a good choice to hide !! The Declining Buddha was pretty cool
Along with people's park with the view upto the Padgoda ,well once again it has come time to venture out and find some tea of all things there is wood fired pizza just around the corner which will suit me fine after a few cheap Myanmar Lagers
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Day 1 in Myanmar

Tired

sunny 31 °C

Well it has taken nearly 24 hours since I left Quairading yesterday but here I am in downtown Yangon tired, hot but happy. Had lunch at Local cafe around the corner from my accommodation and only cost $7 then decided it was to hot and humid and went for a sleep,now checking the local watering holes and blogging !! Beer so far has costed $ 2 a stubby and is pretty good

You can tell by the buildings of the colonial past and in there hay day the would of been a sight to behold but time has moved on and they have been left in the past from what I have seen so far,but have ventured more than a few hundred metres from my accommodation!!
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Getting excited

Just about to Start

semi-overcast 9 °C

Well the bags are packed ,just need to lock the house up and I am out here!! Cunderdin to catch the train to Perth then a bit of a wait till the plain leaves, bring on the warm temperatures of Myanmar the humidity might take a bit of getting use to though !!

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