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Inle Lake back to Yangon.... Our last day in Myanmar

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Yesterday was a slow day. We got up and went for another yummy breakfast of pancakes with honey and packed our bags up ready for checking out. We decided to find the bakery we got the bread from for our picnic and sit and have a drink and some lunch. The cafe/bakery/Internet cafe/beauty salon is actually really nice. It is one of the nicest cafes we have seen in Myanmar. We sat on the deck under a beautiful parasol and ordered two lemon ice teas. Chelsea ordered a ham sandwich and Liam ordered a pate sandwich. We know this sound boring but we were really excited for the prospect of unsweetened bread! Our meals were delicious. Home made pâté and cured ham, it was lovely.mwe sat there all afternoon drinking lemon ice teas in the shade until it was nearing the time of our bus. We checked out and waited for our pickup at the hotel. We have booked it through our hotel and it has cost 13000Ks to Yangon with a picku to the bus station.

The pickup ride was a bumpy one but we were talking to a German lady who ended up sitting behind us on the same bus. The bus departs from the bust station (just a pull-in at the side of the road) at 5pm but it was a little late. As usual it was arctic cold, the locals had their woolly hats and scarves at the ready and we had jumpers, scarves, a towel and a blanket on top of our normal clothes. We read our books until it was bed time and then attempted to get som sleep. it was one of the more uncomfortable journeys we have had and took around 11 hours to get to Yangon. We stopped off a few times to stretch our legs, bought a snack for tea and played with a puppy for half and hour. Chelsea loves how many puppies there are here and they are always so friendly and fussy.

We arrived at Yangon bus station at 5.45am this morning and as usual were harassed by taxi drivers who we had to ask to give us a few minutes as we needed to get our bearings so early in the morning. We shared a taxi with the German lady and another lad from England. A few people tried to overcharge us, almost double what the price should be but one man agreed to 10000Ks. That is 3000Ks more but he agreed to take us to our individual hotels. As soon as we set off he got a flat tyre and we all had to get out and unload our luggage so he could change it. Several people started to approach us again but we waited for the man to change the tyre. It was done at formula one pit stop time as he was afraid we would be poached off him but it managed to stay on the whole journey.

Our room was ready at Hninn Si Budget Inn and we checked straight in and went to bed for a few hours. Hninn Si is as nice as before. It is twenty seven dollars a night and it exceptionally clean and tidy. After our little snooze we went for a walk. Yangon is unbearably hot but wasn't that busy on Monday morning. We went into a local cafe for lunch and both had mutton curry with a naan bread and unlimited free tea. We forgot how good and cheap the food was in Yangon. It cost us 2800Ks for lunch and it was delicious.

For the rest of the day we have relaxed in our room, sorted out our photographs spoke to some of our friends and family and ate some junk food, pizza flavoured crisps and biscuits.

We went out for tea next door to a Chinese place. We didn't know what anything on the menu was so ordered two things and rice. Chelsea ended up with slices of pork fat and some unknown substance that we think was a vegetable or seaweed but are not sure and Liam ended up with a pork broth that was mainly fat and bones. It was all a little too weird for us and Chelsea had to politely leave hers. We went to a bar further down and had a few beers and some BBQ'd ocre with chilli dip which was nice.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Myanmar but as the pace has been fast we are a little tired. We had been told about the hospitality and the friendliness of the people of Myanmar but we didn't quite believe it until we got here. Everywhere we have visted the people have been smiley and friendly, always happy to help and sometimes just wanting a chat because they are curious. Everywhere we have been people shout hello and wave and it really makes the place special. The towns we have visited, especially Inle Lake and Bagan have been amazing. Bagan is a place like no other and is unbelievable. Inle Lake is a peaceful and quiet place. Yes there are lots of tourists in Myanmar but you only have to walk ten minutes to be off the trail and totally alone which is quite unlike the rest of Southeast Asia. As we have walked or cycled around we have gone hours without seeing another tourist. A lot of the places we have visited we have seen very poor families and often we have seen huge piles of litter and waste but this is still a developing county with a huge influx of tourists which they cannot yet handle. The accomodation is very expensive compared with other accomodation in South East Asia but in our minds the place is worth it. We are really glad we decided to visit.... Now for a few days relaxing somewhere with a pool or beach we think though.

Posted by Chelsandliam 09:54 Archived in Myanmar Tagged inle_lake yangon myanmar Comments (3)

Fun on the train in Yangon

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We got up bright and early today and went down for breakfast. The guest house turns their adjoining mobile phone accessory shop into a dining room at breakfast and puts tables and chairs out in the middle of the shop. We had another full day in Yangon as our bus to Bagan didn’t set of until 6pm so we decided to go on the circle line train. We walked down to the train station at 9.30am and the sun was baking hot even at this time in the morning. We called off at the shops to get some water and sweets and after being directed by a friendly man arrived at the station at 10am. We asked an employee where we can get a ticket for the circle line and he directed us to a little office on the platform that has a sign stating ‘foreigner ticket’. You have to go inside and a man hand writes you out a ticket that looks like it was printed 100 years ago and states that you are traveling from Yangon to Yangon and it costs $1 each. The circle line is basically a local train that goes through all the suburbs of Yangon that local people use to get to outer villages and it goes round in a big circle and takes around 3 hours.

The train was due at 10.10am so we only had to wait 5 minutes. There were around 10 western people waiting for the train at the front of the platform and the rest were locals so we decided to move further down. The carriages are self-contained and have two long bench seats down each side. On the platform a mum showed her baby us and smiled, asking us if we were traveling the whole circle. Lots of people were very intrigued by us and stared and smiled, not only are we different but they probably think why do these people want to pay to go round in a circle on the train for three hours?

We boarded the train and all the seats in the shade immediately get taken up by locals who use the train as part of their daily lives. We sat down and were immediately stared at and smiled at by the people sat opposite. This continued throughout the whole journey with people saying hello and waving at us.

The train journey itself is one of the best things we have done so far. The scenery on the journey is diverse. You go through the outskirts of the city and can see locals living on the track, drying their washing and sat on small plastic chairs and blankets going about their daily lives. You go through the villages and farmlands and the countryside is beautiful, lush green fields with wooden huts scattered throughout.

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There are really rural areas, cows and farms, temples and monks as well as some quite urban sights. There were a few areas with huge piles of rubbish and at one point we passed a car dump-it sight with a plethora of cars piled up as far as the eye could see. The lady sat next to Liam had got our attention and pointed outside. We both looked but couldn’t see anything so turned around and smiled but she insisted we keep looking outside. She wanted to show us the cars; there were mountains of cars just thrown on top of one another in a huge heap that went on for ages.

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The best part of the journey was when we reached a market stall. The whole station was covered in people selling their items from the farms and the entire floor was covered in baskets and huge bags of fruit, herbs and vegetables. When we came to a stop it was a frantic rush of people trying to get their bags and baskets onto the train. Huge baskets of vegetables came hurtling through all the windows with people running on board to drag them through and within 30 seconds the whole carriage was packed with people stuffing bags under seats and piling baskets on top of one another until the whole floor area was covered. The women sat with their herbs and vegetables sorting the new shoots from the old whilst waiting to get off at their stops and the train smelled amazing.

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The people that were already on the train smiled and laughed with us, we must have looked shocked and amused at all the goods pouring in through the windows. Whilst sat on the train the main bulk of traffic that gets on and off are the vendors. They sell all sorts, dried fruits, tea, cold drinks, pastries, rice, ice creams, oranges and betel leaves. There were even people with baskets selling religious DVD’s and a man with a basket full of stationary. Surprisingly he went down really well. The ice cream lady had a polystyrene ice box filled with homemade ice creams and she was delighted when Chelsea decided to have one and watched and smiled all the way through her eating it. It was half strawberry flavoured and half a green unrecognisable flavour that tasted like aftershave and cost 50Ks (0.04p).

After 3 hours our bums were sore and we were hot and clammy but we had enjoyed the ride immensely. It is a lovely way to meet local people and to get an insight into the daily lives of people who live in Yangon and the surrounding villages. It is such a vibrant country and all the people are extremely friendly and smiley.

We walked back towards our guest house and decided to go for lunch. On the way back we walked through a huge flock of pigeons and were laughing and skirting round them. A man was smiling at us and he threw a big hand of bird seed at our feet and laughed at us when all the bird came flying towards us. There are vendors here where you can buy a plate of seeds to give to the birds. We went into a little eatery that was full of locals and ordered unknown dishes from the menu. Liam ordered Sham noodles which were traditional noodles with nuts and chicken and Chelsea ordered potato poori which turned out to be a potato curry, a yoghurt dipping sauce and two fried bread flatbreads. Of course we had several cups of yummy tea, that goes without saying when eating in Yangon.

After lunch we had a few hours before our bus to Bagan. We went for a walk through some streets we had not explored yet and admired temples and old crumbled building of the former colony. Throughout the city there are huge colonial buildings, some still in use, others left to ruin which gives the city and charming faded beauty. Walking through Yangon is like stepping back in time, it is really exciting.

When we were too hot to walk we went to our guest house and waiting an hour. We had to be at the bus station for 5.30pm and it takes about an hour in the taxi to get to the bus stop. It costs 7000Ks to get to the station. One driver refused us and wanted to charge more but his friend agreed to take us for the right amount. Make sure you show your driver your ticket so he can take you to the exact bus stop as the station is HUGE. It took us a long time to get their as the traffic was bad but a large bulk of the journey was navigating inside the bus station. It is like its own town. You can buy anything there, new pots and pans, chairs and tables, food, get a hair-cut, the place is vast and incredibly busy with cars bumper to bumper and people walking and trying to sell bus tickets. We reached our bus stop and boarded almost immediately. The bus cost us 15000Ks We has seats on the back row so could stretch our legs out but neither of us managed to get much sleep. The roads are in quite bad condition and the bus continuously beeps it horn to signal any oncoming traffic. We made regular stops to drop off locals and one 30 minute stop a few hours in to go to the toilet and get some food. That being said though it wasn’t as bad as we imagined and we just tried to sleep the whole journey, it was air conditioned and you got a toothbrush and toothpaste and a bottle of water each.

Posted by Chelsandliam 07:32 Archived in Myanmar Tagged yangon myanmar Comments (1)

Recovering in Yangon

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After yesterdays impromptu drinking session, this morning was a complete right off. Liam was fine but Chelsea was unable to move. This continued until Liam had had enough and managed to drag her outside around 12.30pm.

We just went for a nice walk to see what was about and grab some lunch before we had to go pick up our Thai visas we applied for yesterday. All was going well until Chelsea was suddenly overcome with nausea and threw up in the street. Luckily being in Yangonn you could hardly notice and she also felt a lot better immediately. She still however was not at the eating stage so Liam bought her a nice fresh watermelon from a street stall for her to eat. There are a lot of fruit stalls on the street and you can either buy the fruit to take home by the kilo of you can buy it cut up andput in a little bag to eat there and then.

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Liam then called into another local restaurant and ordered blindly off the menu. He was pleasently surprised when he received his meal, it was noodles with some lightly curried meat with a bit of a sauce and some bashed up niuts sprinkled over the top. It was very good. Chelsea also managed to eat half a naan bread and the whole meal cost 1400k, less than £2 including unlimited tea which we both love. The tea here is amazing and you can just keep refilling your teacup from the kettle in the middle of your table.

From there we got a taxi ride to the Thai embassy to collect our visa and had no problems. We came straight back to the room after as Chelsea was still not right. We decided to organise a couple of errands whilst we were back so bought our over night bus journey to Bagan which we will take tomorrow night and also changed more money. We are paying a lot more in Kyat than we thought we would be so decided to change another two hundred dollars. The down side of this is we now have a carrier bag full of money that we will have to transport to Bagan. Kyat is also awful money, one the money is mostly in a terrible condition and filthy and secondly the bills are all the same size no matter if it 100 or 1000, and they look more or less exactly the same, so you have to treble check each note every time you pay for something.

Tonight we decided to go out for an Indian. There was a restaurant we tried to find on our first night but couldn't but our friends yesterday told us where it was and today we managed to find it. The walk there is about 20 minutes and is complete madness. There are so many people and every square inch of the path is taken up by a stall selling food, sugar came juice, weird snacks, mobile phones, clothes, fruit and veg, it is bedlam.

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It can be overwhelming but it is also very entertaining trying to work out what things are and we seem to be just as much of an attraction to them as we are constantly stared at, but the people are all nice and smile and say hello. It is really refreshing. There are a lot of Betel leaf vendors, they use the leaf and fill it with several different pots and chew on it like tobacco. It turns all their teeth red and is very popular.

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On the way we bought 4 street snacks from a lady who was making them right on the side of the road. We got two things that looked like spring rolls but had something inside we couldn't recognise and the other ones were what tasted like a fried ball of either cous-cous or semolina with herbs and spices inside. They were gorgeous and she gave us some chilli dip. The street snacks are 100K for two items and they all look yummy. It's hard to resist them when you are walking past them all the time.

The restaurant was amazing once we found it. We got a Thali with rice and five different vegetable curries as well as the main curry that we ordered. Chelsea had chicken (which to be fair looked more like a sparrow leg) and Liam had mutton which just fell off the bone. We both enjoyed it immensely and the huge portions went down a treat. Chelsea could only eat about half of hers but if you manage to finish it they come round and top it up for you for free.

By the time we walked back it was dark. We walked past the Paya in the centre on Yangon and stood on overpass taking photos of it light up gold with all the traffic as it looked beautiful.

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The walk back was even crazier than the way there. There were hundreds of people out and we were walking single file down a ten foot wide path due to all the vendors. We walked on the opposite side of the road this time and came across a huge night market selling fresh flowers, another selling fruit and veg and then some more selling fish and seafood. They just lay it all out on the floor on large bamboo plates.

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We were approached by a young man asking us if we had any spare time to talk to him so he could practice his English. The people are so excited to talk to your, especially when they find out your from England. We chatted for a while and then carried on walking. Once we had navigated our way back we decided to go for a cold drink at a bar next door to our guesthouse. Cold drinks seem to be hard to come by but there are also a lot of power cuts so that could be why (we are averaging 4 a day). We sat and talked before coming back to the room.

It is our last night in Yangon tonight as we get the night bus to Bagan tomorrow. We get another full day in Yangon and we have loved our three days here so far. It is more expensive than we imagined, but definitely worth it. Coming to Yangon is like stepping back 20 years but we think that is a great thing. We are also really looking forward to Bagan. We have planned 4 nights there so we can take our time sight seeing and relax a bit as well.

Posted by Chelsandliam 05:22 Archived in Myanmar Tagged yangon myanmar Comments (3)

Exploring Yangon's Sights

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This morning we got up bright and early and went downstairs for breakfast. Breakfast is included at Hninn Si Budget Inn and we got some toast, a fried egg, fruit and coffee. It was quite nice. We bumped into some friends we met in Langkawi over breakfast and they happen to be staying in the same hotel so we caught up. They have just done 28 days in Myanmar and leave tomorrow. It is their second time and they are the reason we decided to go to Myanmar so it was really nice to see them again.

After breakfast we called into an Internet cafe to print out out air tickets and got a taxi to the Thai Embasy which cost 2000K. It is quite far out and when we arrived there were a handful of people applying for a visa, most of them were people from Myanmar. The process is really easy. You collect a form and fill it in there and then. You need a passport, two photos, the form and a copy of your air tickets into Thailand. The employees were extremely friendly and helpful and took Chelsea to get our air ticket copied as we needed one each. The nice man paid and took a lot of persuasion for him to take the money off us for the copy. Once you have everything completed you queue at line 1 to get it checked and handed in, queue at line 2 to pay and queue at line 3 to get a receipt. It costs forty dollars and you pick it up the next afternoon.

The whole process only took half an hour and we decided to walk to Shwedagon Paya as it was only about a kilometre from the Embasy. We found it quite easily as you can see it in the distance but had to say 'no thank you' to around twenty taxi drivers who beeped there horms continuously as we walked down the main road. The Paya is one of the most famous in the whole of Southeast Asia and thousands of Buddhists make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lives. It is hard to describe how amazing it is. The entrance is guarded by two gigantic Protectors of the temple in the form of two lions and they unbelievable large.

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You pay your entrance fee of five dollars each and leave your shoes at the bottom. The walk up the stars and through a corridor of vast columns that are intricately detailed with mirrors, gems and tiles is lovely. It is open and airy and the marble on your feet is cold. On the way up there are vendors selling flowers and drinks as well as a lady with several small birds in a cage that you can pay her and release one.

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The corridor leading up to the main event is beautiful but when you get to the top it is overwhelming. The whole place is gold and shines in the sun. The complex is huge and has several different areas all surrounding the main giant golden stupa in the centre. Around the main stupa there are lots of smaller golden stupas circling it and then a wide path to walk aroud. Everywhere you look there are different temples, all of them intricately carved and decorated and adorned with gold and mosaic.

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There was a lot of people looking around the Paya and worshiping and a lot of families who seem to have come for the day. Lots of people were in traditional dress and they looked beautiful surrounded by the temples. Families were sat in shaded areas having picnics and there was only a handful of western people there. Families were very intrigued by us and woke there children up so they could show them us, waving and smiling. By this point it was unbearably hot and reaching 40 degrees. Around the complex they have water coolers and cups so you can get a drink but we walked around from shaded spot to shaded spot viewing the temples and shrines. You walk around the whole area with your shoes off and this was fine in the white tiles as they were cool but the path was patterned with back tiles which we danced around as they were burning our feet. It is hard to describe the vastness and to capture it on photographs and we spent around an hour or more having a look around.

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We then decided to visit two other religious sights that we a little further out of town while we near them. We first went to Ngahtatgy Paya. Here you again take your shoes off at the bottom of the stairs and walk up. On the way up we were approached by a man who was very excited to talk to us. He has been learning English for 8 months and we were the third people he has been ale to practice on. He spoke to us for a long time and asked us after we had viewed the Paya if he could show us around the monestary he lives in. We were not sure if he was genuine or not and as we have just come from Thailand where lots of people approach you to sell you things we were skepticle. We went inside the temple and it costs 2 dollars to enter but you get a free bottle of water. Inside was really basic and quiet and housed a giant seating Buddha. It was huge and there were a handful of people worshiping.

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When we left the man was sure enough waiting for us and he looked really excited at the prospect of inviting us to the monestary so we decided to go. We went into the Chaukhtatgyi Paya grounds and he proudly walked us past some monks who asked where we were from. We replied England and he asked us when we go back can he come with us in our backpack. We visited the Paya and inside was a ginormous reclining Buddha. It was huge, it's eyelashes we're more than a metre long.

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After the man took us into his monestary. It was a teak wood building raised of the ground on stilts. He explained to us what he does here and showed us around inside where him and the monks live which was a very basic house. He showed us his little village and the spirit temple and talked with us for a long time. He lived for free in the monetary but worked for his keep, he taught the monk children and he thought the children at the orphanage. He cooked and cleaned and washed the robes and in between he was required to meditate and worship. It was really interesting and he genuinely just wanted to show us around where he lived. He was very proud of his country and his faith and surprisingly was very open with his criticisms of the government which we didn't expect.

After we caught a taxi back to our guest house, showered and got ready to go out for tea. We hadn't eated since breakfast so were really hungry. We were a little apprehensive about ordering food and we didn't know what to expect. We have only just gotten used to walking into a local Thai restaurant where no one speaks English and it feels totally different here. We found a restaurant that was extremely busy with locals and decided to just try here. All the waiters were children and they brought us a menu. We didn't know what anything was so we just picked a dish each and decided to try it. Tea is very popular here so most places have a bug pot of tea on every table and small tea cups and you help yourself to tea for free with your meal. After a minute trying to work out how to get the tea out of the pot a giggling boy came over to help us. Liam ended up with a noddle soup type meal with a rich chicken sauce and pieces of chicken, noodles and different vegetables. Chelsea got a bowl of broth and a bowl of glass noddles with chicken, quail eggs, tofu and vegetables. We think you were suppost to add the broth to the noodles and create a noodle soup at least thats what she did. Both came with spring onions and nuts sprinkled on top, were delicious and cost 2800K (£2.10).

We decided to walk the opposite way to last night and find a place to have a beer. As we were walking we bumped into our fellow travelers from Langkawi and sat and had a beer with them. One beer turned in to 19 beers and when the shops had closed, we were truely tipsy and had ran out of money we all walked back. We really enjoyed sitting and talking and they have, as always provided us with loads of useful information and laughs. They have set up a website called The Leaping Lemur as they were frustrated with all the outdated information in travel guides on Myanmar. We have been using it regularly for information on accomodation and travel and they were pleased that their efforts have been of use to people.

Posted by Chelsandliam 05:36 Archived in Myanmar Tagged yangon myanmar Comments (2)

We have arrived in Yangon Myanmar!

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We are finally here, Myanmar, the one place we both wanted to visit on but never thought we would get the chance. And so far we have not been disappointed.
We had an early start this morning but it was made a lot easier by our guesthouse been smack opposite the train station. Apart from the heat, even at 8am, we had a straightforward journey to the airport, we paid 20 baht each for the train and it took around 30 minutes.

Even the airport was easier than we imagined. Everything for once was signposted and we managed to find where we need to be and within half an hour we were checked in, through passport control and strolling around the departure lounge. For breakfast we decided to go to McDonalds, there was not much choice within the airport and as soon as we saw it we both fancied it and were really excited as we don’t often splurge on food. After our healthy breakfast we browsed a couple of shops but we couldn’t buy anything so we left before temptation took hold.

Our flight was delayed by 15 minutes but it didn’t matter too much. Our first real issue came when boarding the plane. We hadn’t noticed when checking the tickets but we were not sat together. The flight was only an hour and twenty minutes so we didn’t miss each other too much. Apart from a turbulent take off the flight was smooth and by the time we had filled in our Myanmar arrival forms we were practically there.

Once off the plane we met a couple of other travellers in the line for passport control and we agreed to share a taxi into Yangon centre so the fare would be cheaper. We were straight through passport control and our bags were even waiting for us when we got to baggage claim. The whole journey from leaving Bangkok train station to leaving Yangon airport was easier than we imagined and stress free.

We talked in the taxi to the two people we had met, a Swiss guy and a German girl. She was doing more or less the same as us but in only ten days, he on the other hand had come with no plans or booked accommodation and hardly any money, and we have been stressing that we are too unprepared. The drivers in Myanmar, especially our taxi driver, are crazy; we are surprised we made it to the guesthouse in one piece as he was winding through the lanes beeping his horn. Our guesthouse is good, way overpriced, but so is all the accommodation here, but we have a large room with a/c, hot showers, a towel and breakfast, it is spotlessly clean and the staff seem helpful.

We decided to spend the rest of the day just strolling the streets, we needed to change some US dollars in to local Kyats and also get our bearings. We tried a few banks but these all closed for money changing at 3pm. We saw a flashing sign that said ‘money changing coming soon’ and walked towards it. It was a brand new shop that wasn’t finished and they invited us in and were extremely friendly. We changed our money and all the staff and family came over to watch the lady behind the counter count it, counting together as she flicked through the notes. We have only changed a hundred dollars and we got an inch thick pile of notes in return, 85500 kyats. We laughed when they handed it over and all the staff laughed at our reaction.

We are only around a fifteen minute walk from the very centre of Yangon which is great. The city itself is manic and a bit overwhelming at first. The traffic is constant and there are thousands of people. The pathways are a maze of market stalls selling literally everything you can think of and then some. There are also some beautiful buildings, both Buddhist and from the British colony, specifically in the very centre, where a golden stupa sits on a roundabout in between two large colonial buildings, complete with clock towers. Busy side streets connect all the main roads; these are full of noodle shops, antique shops, fortune tellers, Indian food vendors, sugar cane juice stalls and more people. The city is very large but it strangely has the feeling of been very small and traditional, all the man wear traditional Longyi, which look like sarongs and many women wear Thanaka which is a white makeup applied to the cheeks and sometimes arms. The women look beautiful with the makeup and the traditional blouses and skirts, walking around shading themselves with a parasol.

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The sidewalks are higgledy-piggledy and everything seems old and crumbled in a charming sort of way. So far Myanmar is like stepping back in time and seems distances away from Thailand and a lot closer to Indian culture.

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One of our immediate favourite things is the return of an Indian quarter that we have been missing since Malaysia. Naturally we decided to go for a curry and called into a small restaurant that we were just walking past. We had rice with a variety of vegetable top ups and meat curry of your choice. We both chose Chicken Masala. The vegetable curries and rice it turned out were unlimited so as long as you ate it the waiter kept filling it back up. With a drink each it cost us $6.

By this point we were starting to get tired so made our way back. We called into a small café to try the local beer, Myanmar lager, which we both very much enjoyed and then came back to plan tomorrow. The first thing we need to do is get a new Thai visa. We would get 30 days for free just for re-entering but that will not be enough. We need at least 60 so we can go back to the safari for a month and then still have a month for the north of Thailand. It also means if they do arrange us to stay for free at the safari we will not have to go on a visa run quite so soon. Then we plan to see some of the main temples and sights. We only have two full days in Yangon so it maybe a case of fitting a lot in as naturally we want to see everything.

Posted by Chelsandliam 06:31 Archived in Myanmar Tagged yangon myanmar Comments (4)

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