Day 10 The Big Hold Up

After the excitement of crossing the Gokteik Bridge there really wasn’t much to do but enjoy the bumpy ride to Hsipaw. Unfortunately because we were running behind schedule no body knew the exact time we would arrive so the rest of the journey dragged on endlessly. With nothing much to do except stare out the window (my iPad died!) the…
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Day 9 Exploring Mingun and Mandalay Hill

I can not believe we made it to the boat on time this morning. We had planned what time we needed to leave in order to get there in time to park the bike somewhere safe and buy our tickets but everything took longer than it was meant to and we completely under estimated how busy Mandalay’s morning traffic would…
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Day 8 Mandalay’s Ancient Cities Part 2

Leaving the stunning views from U Min Thonze behind our next stop was the Soon U Ponnya Shin Pagoda, apparently according to my guide-book, the most significant pagoda in Sagaing,¬†This pagoda sits on top of the Sagaing Hill overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River. I was surprised that there was a lack of tourists and no souvenir stalls to be seen. Maybe…
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Day 8 Mandalay’s Ancient Cities Part 1

We found it hard to wake up this morning. We went straight to bed when we returned from dinner as we were tired. We stumbled across a bar called Cafe JJ’s. It was a European Style restaurant, so after all the rice I’ve been eating I was looking forward so a little bit of Western Food. But I was left…
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