After breakfast at hotel (I had mushed potatoes and rice), we flew to Yangon.
We went to the famous Nilai Biryani for lunch. The place reminded us of Malaysian Nasi Kandars. We are avid Nasi Kandar fans.
We shopped at Mingalar Market, where we bought some pots, a longyi (sarong) for me and a male longyi for my grandfather.
From market we took a cab to the golden Shwedagon temple. Rudyard Kipling who visited the temple in 1889 , wrote, ‘ Then, a golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizon, a beautiful winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindhu temple sphere.’ .
We stopped at various attractions scattered along the Inle Lake. Here are some pictures
Making of Paper Umbrellas
A family from Paduang Tribe
Making Fabric from Lotus
Cigar making at a cheroot factory
|We were greeted with tea and crepes.
|glue made of tapioca
|Nuts and pickled tea leaves were offered to visitors.
|After lunch we canoed to another restaurant for rice crackers, tea and coconut.
Jumping Cat Monastery
We flew to Heho. Checked into a beautiful hotel. Rented bikes and went for a spin around the town. Later we saw a puppet show and had dinner with some fellow travellers.
Tomorrow we will be canoeing at Inle lake. Arguably the best part of our trip.
We could not get any flights to fly out of Yangon. It was raining bucketsful and my camera was also a little under the weather.
After lazing the whole morning away at hotel, by around noon, we set out to explore Yangon. We had a traditional Myanmar lunch at Khaiy Khaiy Kjaw (I tried curried eel). We spent the rest of the day at Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, sipping tea and people watching. The golden palace of Karaweik on the lake was breathtaking!
We had Indian food for dinner and later sat down and had a nice plate of sweet puddings with this friendly family. The father can speak Urdu, so we had a nice chat!
We walked back to hotel, mouths filled with betel juice.
Flight was a short hop from Bangkok.
After checking into hotel we went out for dinner. Mamdhu had noodle in coconut milk. It tasted similar to chaat masala and has chaat pieces in it.
On our way back to hotel we joined tea drinkers on the footpath. Drinking tea on footpath cafes like this are very popular in Yangon.
This morning I woke up very late for my exam. Mamdhu ironed my dress (without being asked) while I rushed to finish my coffee. xoxo