Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
|Watching the sun rise, listening to the disembodied voices of the omnipresent chanting monks|
|Scott hikes it solo up the canopied stairs to the lookout|
|Kalaw does not suffer from a shortage of stray dogs...as you can see here, lounging by the lookout.|
|Hiking up beyond the lookout, looking Shan-tastic in Shan shirt and hat|
Woke up feeling slightly better, after a long evening. Scott managed to have tea, a banana, and toast at the Dream Mountain Inn. (Caroline only managed the tea and banana). We hung out in the room until one-o-clock, before setting off for the bus stop, as today was our scheduled travel day to Inle Lake.
One of several Aung San Suu Kyi photos in the dining room, this one with Hillary! Her portrait also graced the wall in our room. Clearly, they're fans at the Dream Mountain Resort.
|Dance, hanging out near the bus stop, looking for our bus - for an hour! Helpful people here in Myanmar.|
|15 minutes into the trip - time to stop for lunch! Driver, co-pilot, and monk head across the street for a bite...we'll just wait here.|
Caroline was feeling pretty carsick from the ride (and ongoing food poisoning recovery) and so almost immediately feel asleep. We skipped dinner again tonight, but had lime sodas in the lounge. We arrived back at the room to see that all of the lights were on. We turned them off, no? Thinking we were just forgetful, we discovered (eventually) that the mosquito net was unfurled over the bed and we'd gotten turn down service. So the friendly Shan ladies had turned the lights on for us! So much for the "eco"-lodge. There definitely seem to be more employees here than guests, in this, their low season. And every one of them wants to say "mingalabar" to us whenever we walk by. Mingalabar!
|The Viewpoint Lodge. This will do very nicely.|