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Day 6 &7 bus to Mandalay

Starting to hate buses

sunny 44 °C
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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
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Posted by Richard Indo 03:33 Archived in Myanmar Tagged humid Comments (0)

#5 Pyay and motor scooters

Monsoon season is wet😄

rain 27 °C
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Well there must be lots of chickens around as there were more for breakfast which okay cause it is good way to start the day off-toast,eggs,fried tomatoes and some weird pork sausages very sweet but nice

Rained all last nite and didn't let up till around 10am but is the monsoon season so I guess that is to be expected,which was when I was picked up by my taxi,a little 125cc scooter and the local bloke (very little English)who was to be my guide and show me the local sites insisted I was the passenger and I was to wear a helmet ,which was cool travel insurance box ticked,for what ever reason there are no cars as taxis some trucks but if in Rome .....

First stop was a world heritage site just outside town which dates back to 500bc to around 750ad and has been excavated at various time was quite interesting and is a large site so took a couple hours to get around even on the scooter and here I am thinking that I had to around it!!

Then lunch at new place which looked pretty flash pepper steak,some noddles and a drink $4:50 got to be happy with that,then into town to look at another Padgoda this being larger than the one in Yangon and is quite prestigious apparently

Then it was back to the digs around 2:00pm and just before the rain started again,so dodged another soggy experience,well I am off to Mandalay tomorrow but the bus service is an overnight service so probably won't blog any thing tomorrow,now just need to sort some cheap digs in Mandalay for for a few days90_B911EE979D7C471D4E41239DC347CAAA.jpeg180_B90E0B87DFD67351CD05DBEA51C31161.jpeg180_B908DB12DB3C62B426993642A87459D7.jpeg180_B904D912B90AD828D65B076FCAB6DC14.jpeg180_B900FB73A0CC0B3950067E4A0BA5E0B7.jpeg

Posted by Richard Indo 03:06 Archived in Myanmar Tagged humid Comments (0)

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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Posted by Richard Indo 03:54 Archived in Myanmar Tagged humid Comments (1)

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