Than Lwin Oo Guesthouse Hpa anAs Lwin Oo Guest House Hpa at
Hpa an. Yoangon. Burma. So we drive back south via Andangon to Hpa An. We only have only one week left in the "golden land" and we want to use the time as effectively as possible. The owners of our accommodation (the Than Lwin Oo Guest House) nous fournissent une carte des environs, des conseils et une moto pour les jours à venir.
We spend much of our time on the motorcycle and explore the area - there are many caves that serve as Buddhist sites, a large lake next to Mount Zwegabin and some cute little villages in the area. In the evening we have a rum or two with our friends from the beverage shop next to our accommodation or watch the sunset at the river.
For us this last stop during the time in Myanmar was actually the highlight - one hardly meets other tourists, the local are very open and friendly and nature with all its caves and rice fields appeals to us very much. Through the tips of our hosts we were able to explore all our desired destinations independently and get in contact with localals.
The last two days and nights before our flight back to Bangkok we spend in Yangon. We meet our "Homies", whom we met in the first week in Yangon and say goodbye to the "Golden Land", a little wistfully but with anticipation for our already booked 5-star hotel room in Bangkok.
We will surely return soon, to the land of a thousand pagodas, the best rum and probably the oiliest curries in Southeast Asia. Kyai Tzu Tzu tin pa te, Myanmar. More photos in the slideshow: We' re going back downhill via Yangon to Hpa An. We' re about 18 hrs on the way, incl. one hr walk through the giant Yangon central station - of course Burma folk songs roar in the coach, Hawker and schoolclasses get in and out from times to times and the coach ride is like an never-ending journey for us.
We' ve only got one further weeks in the "golden country" and want to make our times as effective as possible. Than Lwin Oo Guest House, the owner of our guesthouse, will give us a road maps, advice and a motorcycle for the next few day. Most of our trip is by motorcycle and we discover the area - there are many caverns that act as places of Buddhism, a large mountain pond at Zwegabin and some lovely little towns in the area.
This last stop was actually the climax of our trip to Myanmar - we hardly ever encountered other travellers, the natives are very open-minded and kind and the countryside with all its caverns and paddy fields is very attractive to us. The advice of our hospitality staff allows us to discover all our goals on our own and to get in contact with the population.
Before we flew back to Bangkok, we stayed two full working hours in Yangon. After meeting our "Homies", whom we meet in Yangon in our first weeks, we say good-bye to the "Golden Land", a little melancholy, but also with great excitement for our pre-ordered 5-star room in Bangkok.
We' re sure to return soon to the country of a thousand of the best rums and probably the fattest curry in Southeast Asia. Hopefully a little longer next year. Kyai Tzu Tzu tin pa te, Myanmar.