Well we have well and truly hit the tourist trail now! This isn’t overall a terrible thing. Where we’re staying in Nyaung Oo there are restaurants set up that serve Western food and staff that understand the differing needs. After 7 weeks of eating local food I was over the moon to have a BLT and fries placed in front of me one day and an avocado salad the next. The best thing was the non sweetened bread!
After a thirteen hour bus ride, mostly occupied by Myanmar’s best snorers and a trio of women who uninterruptedly vomited into plastic bags, we arrived into Mandalay just as the sun began to rise. Compared to quaint little Mawlamyine, Mandalay has proven busier, dustier and crazier during our short stay.
Site Name:Kawhnat Pagoda Compound
Area: Kawhnat Village, Mawlamyine Township, Mon State, Myanmar
Site Name: Sa-Dan Cave
Area: Near Hpa-An, Karen State
Sa-Dan cave, sometimes referred to as the elephant cave is located within Karen state.
Site Name: Kyauk Ka Latt
Area: Hpa-An area, Karen State
Kyauk Ka Latt is generally they image people get in mind when they think of Hpa-An, though it is a good 20 minute drive from the town.